Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Donetsk symbol in Stavropol

05 August 2015
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July 29 return meeting took place between Donetsk delegation and Terek Cossacks in Stavropol City Cossack Community. Alexander Kiselev and Irina Meleshko passed memorable gifts from Foreign Minister Alexander Kofman – small copy of Mertsalov palm which were formally presented to Ataman Stavropol City Cossack Community Alexander Pechnikov.

A. Kiselev stressed that the small present is a significant Donetsk and Donetsk People`s Republic symbol as small copy is made of shell fragments used by Ukrainian army that shells Donetsk civilians. Also Donetsk People`s Republic coat of arms was given, made of wood by Donetsk woodcarvers.

Meeting with DPR representatives was attended by members of Cossack Creative Union. They told about own press, artistic and photo exhibitions, work on keeping Cossack traditions and culture, book publishing on Cossack theme. Apart from that, Union members offered their help in organizing mobile exhibition, Cossack group concerts on the territory of our Republic, forming special Cossack library.

Such meetings are called for creating solid base for fruitful cooperation between DPR Ministry of Foreign Affairs and representatives of ethnic and national communities from different cities and countries.