Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Czech Parliament members visited the Donetsk People’s Republic

18 January 2016
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Thursday, January 14 2016, with an assistance of the DPR Ministry of Foreign Affairs the members of Deputies` Chamber of the Parliament of the Czech Republic from the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia Zdenek Ondracek and Stanislaw Makovik paid a visit to the Donetsk People’s Republic.  Visit’s aim was to examine the consequences of hostilities, humanitarian situation and to talk to suffered civilians.

The first day of Czech guests` visit to the DPR started with a  meеting with former war__captives . They told parliamentarians about numerous tortures carried out by Ukrainian army officers and members of Nazi battalions.

Besides, Czech guests visited Great Patriotic War Museum, where they saw shell fragments exposition which Ukrainian armed forces used while destroying Donbass cities.

The next day of their visit was devoted to sightseeing_tour  to the most suffered areas of Donetsk: Putilovskiy Bridge, airport area, Saint-Iversk nunnery, Stratonavtov St., Kremlevskiy Ave. Also Czech parliamentarians had conversation with local residents and examined their living conditions.

At the end of a visit the members of Deputies` Chamber of the Parliament of the Czech Republic from the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia Zdenek Ondracek and Stanislaw Makovik gave a press conference during which shared their impressions on happening in the Donetsk People’s Republic. According to them, they hadn’t expected to see such destructions at the beginning of XXI century in the heart of Europe. Also guests underlined that they were mostly impressed by courage and braveness of local residents who hadn’t left their homes during severe hostilities and at the present moment reside almost on the front line.

Summing up, Czech parliamentarians underlined that on their return they would make all efforts in order to share the information about life in the Donetsk People’s Republic among their compatriots.