Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Commentary of Vladislav Moskovsky on the participation of public representatives in the Minsk process

20 January 2021
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DPR public representatives made their debut at the talks of the political group yesterday. The corresponding notification of their appointment in a note form was sent in advance to the OSCE coordinator Mrs. Grau the day before. 

Let's talk about them in more detail. 

Telichko Vladislav Ivanovich is from Kramatorsk, graduated from Donetsk Polytechnic University, today he is a candidate of technical sciences and a doctor of philosophy (PhD degree). He began his working career at Donetsk Polytechnic University, from where he was invited as an inspector and consultant to the Administration of the President of Ukraine. He worked as the vice-governor of the Kherson region, was an employee of the Office of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, from 2008 to March 2014 he worked as the Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations of Ukraine. In March 2014, he returned to Donetsk, where he was engaged in public veteran work, took an active part in the creation of the Union of Afghan Veterans of the Donetsk People's Republic. 

Pirogova Maya Yurievna was born in the city of Donetsk, graduated from the Slavic Pedagogical Institute. Since 2014, she has been actively involved in the construction of the Donetsk People's Republic and the development of its statehood. At the moment, she is a journalist and blogger, runs her own telegram channel, is engaged in charitable activities. 

These people have extensive life and professional experience, they can rightfully be called Donbass representatives, since they did not leave their homeland in its extremely difficult and terrible times. On the contrary, they decided to do everything possible to restore and develop their native cities, to help those in need and to establish a peaceful life, as far as possible under existing conditions. 

Their task, as participants in the Minsk sittings, is to represent and broadcast the opinion of the Republican public, as opposition to the manipulations that experts of the Ukrainian delegation officially appointed by Kiev, who call themselves representatives of Donbass, are trying to carry out.