Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Visit of the representatives of Czech organization «Narodni Domobrana» to the DPR

25 March 2016
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19 March, the representatives of Czech social-political organization «Narodni Domobrana» came to the Donetsk People’s Republic under the patronage of the DPR Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

• Nela Liskova – Czech politician, political expert, business owner. She used to be a member of Czech social-democratic party, in 2013 she was a candidate for Mayor of Ostrava (Czech Republic) under 1st number in LEV21 list – party of a former Prime Minister Jiří Paroubek. At the present moment – co-chairman of organization council «Narodni Domobrana»;

• Frantisek Krejca – co-chairman of organization council «Narodni Domobrana»;

• Frantisek Blazek – member of organization «Narodni Domobrana».

The main aim of a visit was the review of the consequences of hostilities, humanitarian situation, dialogue with suffered civilians.

First day of delegation’s staying in the DPR started from the visit to Oktyabrsky district where guests examined multiple destructions and had a conversation with local residents. Czech delegates were deeply impressed by what they had seen. Nela Liskova noted: «European media do not reveal the reality of happening in Donbass. That is why we came here in order to see with our own eyes all the consequences of hostilities on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic and to share this information among our compatriots to the utmost».

During the visit the representatives of Czech organization «Narodni Domobrana» attended Uglegorsk and Ilovaisk where they also estimated the scale of destructions. During the conversation with local residents who hadn’t left their houses during the severe fights the guests didn’t hide their admiration with courage.

Apart from the consequences of the hostilities, the Czech delegation got to know about cultural life in the Donetsk People’s Republic: the guests visited Art-Exhibition Centre «Art-Donbass» and Park of forged figures, had a walk round the centre of Donetsk. Delegates were impressed by the city and citizens who didn’t leave their houses despite the proximity of the front line.

At the end of a visit of the representatives of Czech social-political organization «Narodni Domobrana» the press conference took place where guests summed up the results of their staying in the Donetsk People’s Republic, shared impressions on what they had seen and announced possible ways of further cooperation.