Today, 24 June, the press conference took place in the DPR MFA with the DPR Acting Foreign Minister Natalya Nikonorova and co-chairman of the Czech Republic organization council «Narodni Domobrana» Nela Liskova.
This is not the first visit of Nela Liskova to the Donetsk People’s Republic – in March 2016 she visited Donetsk, Uglegorsk, Ilovaisk together with the other representatives of «Narodni Domobrana» where they examined infrastructure objects, schools, hospitals and utility facilities suffered during the hostilities. Apart from the results of the shelling by the Ukrainian Army the Czech delegates familiarized themselves with the cultural life of Donetsk. Then the representatives of «Narodni Domobrana» put forward an initiative to open the Republic’s representative office in the Czech Republic and after two months – 13 June 2016 the representative office of the Donetsk People’s Republic was opened in Ostrava (the Czech Republic).
Natalya Nikonorova stressed the importance of this event: «The representative office of the Donetsk People’s Republic is officially registered as non-governmental organization in the Czech Republic that would be impossible if we were considered to be the terrorists against whom its necessary to launch the Anti-terrorism operation. This is really a historical moment. This representative office allows coordinating our activities in defense of the rights and interests of our compatriots abroad, bring in investments and form the positive image of the Republic in the global stage. Besides we will cooperate in the information sphere that will allow familiarizing our citizens with the objective events in Donbass, culture, ethnicity, science and other spheres of Donbass social life».
Nela Liskova in her turn stressed that the opening of the representative office of the Donetsk People’s Republic in the Czech Republic would become a serious step on the way of sharing the objective information among the world community. According to her, during her last visit she was shocked with observed destructions, stories of the local residents about the by-past war atrocities. Unfortunately all these facts are not revealed in Europe. That is why the idea appeared to create such centre.
At the end on behalf of the DPR Representative Office in the Czech Republic the DPR Acting Foreign Minister Natalya Nikonorova and Nela Liskova signed a Protocol on intentions which is to become a ground for further fruitful cooperation in the information and cultural spheres.