On May 10, 2019, in the Donetsk Republican Library named after N.K.Krupskaya was held a solemn meeting of the DPR Minister of Foreign Affairs Natalia Nikonorova with foreign guests, who arrived to Donetsk for participation in the Republic Day celebrations.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the Russian Federation, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Serbia, Germany, Finland, Norway, France, Turkey.
Natalia Nikonorova opened the event, noting the extreme importance of the activities carried out by foreign like-minded people abroad:
“Thanks to the selfless work of our dear foreign friends, we manage to realize the interests of our people abroad. First of all, it is due to the activities of our Representative Centers in Europe, whose leaders are with us today. There are already six representative centers in European countries. Moreover, with many of those who are present in this room today, we are actively cooperating in terms of opening new Representative Centers, which we hope to announce in the very near future.”
She also emphasized that the Donetsk People's Republic seeks to further develop cooperation with foreign countries:
“For its part, the Republic is ready to continue cooperation with European partners, as well as expanding cooperation abroad. With the active participation of all interested parties, we will surely convey to the world community a true picture of true situation in Republics, and will contribute to the speedy resolving of Donbass conflict.”
There was also the awards presentation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to foreign delegates.
Thus, Eliseo Bertolazi, Head of the DPR Representative Center in Italy, and Gunnar Lindemann, a member of the Berlin parliament, were awarded medals "For Contribution to the Development of International Relations" of the DPR Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Sergey Petrov, the Head of the Representative Office of the Governor and the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod Region of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Belarus, was awarded the Medal "For Assistance" of the DPR Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Letters of acknowledgement of the DPR Ministry of Foreign Affairs were awarded to the president of the “Committee of Independent Veneto”, head of the DPR Representative Center in the city of Verona, Palmarino Zoccatelli, a member of the Russian Germans Union at the Alternative for Germany party Richard Gretzinger, general director of Kocamanlar Hafriyat Insaat Metin Kocaman, international human rights activist, head of the DPR Representative Center in Finland Johan Bäckman, head of the public organization “People’s Norwegian diplomacy "Hendrik Weber, Russian theater and film actress, Victoria Tarasova, Russian theater and film actor Alexez Ogurtsov.