The DNR Russia Day was first celebrated in the status of a national holiday

The self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic for the first time celebrated the Day of Russia in the status of a national holiday, said the head of DNR Denis Pushilin in a video greeting, widespread his press-service.

By the decree of the head DND this year the Day of Russia celebrated on June 12 is a national holiday in the Republic.

"This year, the first time we celebrate this holiday in a state status. Six years ago, the people of Donbass voted unanimously for the way to Russia and step by step we go to the cherished goal ", - said Pushilin.

Now the Central street of Donetsk decorated with flags of Russia, the tricolor hoisted on the flagpole on Lenin square and on the buildings of state institutions. Residents hung from the Windows of the state flags of Russia, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

The eleventh of may, 2014 in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions held a referendum on self-determination of regions, organized by supporters of federalization.

The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict were about 13 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, including during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.