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Donetsk and Russia: common mourning, total sadness

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“Together with Russia” was the name of the rally in memory of the victims of the crash of the Airbus A321 Kogalymavia plane, which took place in Donetsk. As soon as the plane crash happened, the Donetsk residents began to write to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPR asking them to hold such an action. Indeed, in other countries there is an embassy or consulate of Russia, where you can bring flowers, candles, soft toys. But in the Republics of New Russia so far there is no such representation. And residents feel part of Russia and can not stay away from her sorrows.

And the authorities of the DPR heard the citizens and allocated a place for a requiem meeting in the center of Donetsk, at the Transfiguration Cathedral.







Hundreds of people, despite the gloomy and rather cold weather, came on the morning of November 1 to the square in front of the cathedral. In the hands of citizens were carnations and candles. Many Donetsk residents came with children.







White balloons were distributed to the assembled people - each of them was attached with a small sign on which was written the name of one of the dead. Total - 224 ball ...







We decided to do without official speeches. Served a memorial service. At the same time, journalists were asked not to photograph clergymen - this could be dangerous for them. Yes, there is nothing sacred for ukrokarateley and their accomplices - they can add any priest to the black lists only for the honored requiem for the dead.



Candles were extinguished in the cold wind, they were lit again. The harsh Donbass sky seemed to divide the silent grief - it was gloomy, leaden. However, at that moment when people released balls into the air - the heavens brightened for a moment, as if accepting the souls of the dead.









Near the Transfiguration Cathedral there is a column, on top of which is a statue of the Archangel Michael. At the foot of the column put a photo of the deceased aircraft. There they put candles and laid flowers.











The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPR, Alexander Kofman, in a conversation with journalists, said that the tragedy did not leave anyone indifferent in the Republic. He expressed condolences to the relatives of the victims and added: “We are one family. The troubles of Russia are our troubles. The joys of Russia are our joys. ”

Those who could not come up in the morning came later. With flowers and candles.

On the eve of the head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, issued a special statement in connection with the tragedy: “Dear citizens of fraternal Russia! Today, a terrible tragedy occurred that took the lives of 224 people. On behalf of all residents of the DPR and on my own behalf, I express my deepest condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones. The people of Donbass mourn with you, sincerely empathizing with your loss. ”

News came from the cities of Ukraine, while under the occupation of the Kiev junta. In Kharkov, Odessa, and in Kiev itself, people came to the buildings of representative offices of Russia and laid flowers.

Unfortunately, there were those in Kiev who falsely and cynically allegedly expressed their sympathy by writing on a poster: they say, “we are not like that, we mourn also for our enemies”. However, in comparison with those supporters of the Ukrainian Nazis, the followers of Bandera, who expressed violent joy on the Internet about the crash, even this is already a small progress.

But in Odessa, despite the fact that the city is under the brutal terror of the “Right Sector” and other Nazi gangs, - a lot of people came to the building of the Russian consulate. It literally drowned in flowers.

News comes from distant Damascus - there thousands of Syrians came to the Russian embassy. Yes, in Damascus, as in Donetsk, they now especially know the price of life and death ...

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Elena Gromova
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  1. strelets
    strelets 2 November 2015 06: 26 New
    +14
    By the reaction to such events, it is clear who the person is and who ... But it would be better without such events ... They show the list of the dead - how long it is, just endless. Bright memory to them!
    1. Belarus
      Belarus 2 November 2015 12: 16 New
      +6
      I read lists and cried, cried from the fact that so many people died and many children who had their whole lives ahead.
  2. svp67
    svp67 2 November 2015 06: 35 New
    +15
    I did not expect anything else from the Donetsk people. THANKS and we are with you, in your troubles, you can rely on us and hope.
    1. cniza
      cniza 2 November 2015 08: 44 New
      +9
      Thank you, we would not say anything.
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  3. subbtin.725
    subbtin.725 2 November 2015 06: 49 New
    +8
    A friend in need is a friend indeed.
  4. natakor1949
    natakor1949 2 November 2015 07: 00 New
    +7
    The pain of loss can only be truly appreciated by those who have experienced and survived the tragedy. Thanks you. Good luck everyone.
  5. parusnik
    parusnik 2 November 2015 07: 16 New
    +5
    Thank you people ...
    1. Your friend
      Your friend 3 November 2015 00: 00 New
      0
      Quote: parusnik
      Thank you people ...

      Join.
  6. anfreezer
    anfreezer 2 November 2015 07: 17 New
    +8
    "The troubles of Russia are our troubles. The joys of Russia are our joys." So here together and in sorrow and in joy ... Thank you for your sincere condolences, as well as for everyone who is heartily with the Russians these days ..
  7. mamont5
    mamont5 2 November 2015 07: 28 New
    +3
    In Kiev, too, many Ukrainians brought flowers to the Russian embassy. And we could be glad for the people that not everyone had the current power squeezed out humanity, if ukrosvidomity were not found there.
    1. Igor_G
      Igor_G 2 November 2015 10: 07 New
      +5
      We are different in relation to those who wrote this, because to this day in the churches of Russia they pray for peace in Ukraine ...
  8. ivan bogomolov
    ivan bogomolov 2 November 2015 08: 27 New
    +7
    Great sorrow came, all Peter is in tears, it rains the second day. There is silence and thousands of people on the Palace Palace, only children's laughter cuts this silence somewhere. Sorrow, let the earth rest in peace, and many thanks to the Donetsk residents and everyone, everyone, everyone, thank you and save GOD you.
    1. bif
      bif 2 November 2015 09: 06 New
      +10
      Quote: ivan bogomolov
      Great sorrow came, all of Peter in tears, the drizzle the second day. The silence of the Palace and thousands of people, only children's laughter somewhere cuts this silence. Sorrow, let the earth rest in peace,


      There is a small town near St. Petersburg - the city of Sestroretsk, is the center of the Resort District of St. Petersburg with a population of about 35-40 people ..
      17 residents of this city, including 3 full families with children, were aboard this ill-fated voyage ... The whole city visited the place of sorrow and memory at the Church of the Saints of Equal-to-the-Apostles Peter and Paul ....
      It was at the palace with 18.00.
  9. Belarus
    Belarus 2 November 2015 12: 13 New
    +4
    It’s creepy to read such nightmarish news, very creepy and scary.
    Yes, this terrible tragedy showed who is who - but what victims had to pay for it.
    And now no matter what version of the disaster people are, you cannot return it. You must at least draw the right conclusions from this tragedy so that this never happens again.

    Sincere condolences to the family and friends and the Angel of consolation to all and the Kingdom of Heaven to all those who perished.
  10. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 2 November 2015 17: 48 New
    +3
    Thank you, Donchans, for joining us at such a time.
  11. Aandrewsir
    Aandrewsir 2 November 2015 22: 53 New
    +2
    Respect! ... And I'm sorry. that we are not citizens of one state! Donbass! We are with you !!!
  12. epron
    epron 3 November 2015 02: 23 New
    +1
    Be that as it may, ISIS should not kill the RUSSIANS, but killed - get death. In general, no one should kill Russians.
  13. kuk
    kuk 3 November 2015 03: 08 New
    -1
    Listen to the Russians, you demand condolences and respect, and you yourself bomb civilians in Chechnya, Georgia, Ukraine, Syria, and do not repent of your atrocities. Moreover, you always have little blood, you always want to kill more and more with particular cruelty.
    Isn’t it time to bomb yourself? Personally, I am FOR.
    And since 1945 no one has been attacking you, but only you are attacking and killing everything. And you dare to blatantly blame someone for terrorism and fascism.
    you are engaged in extremism, including on this site.
  14. Dimon19661
    Dimon19661 3 November 2015 04: 18 New
    +1
    Quote: kuk
    Listen to the Russians, you demand condolences and respect, and you yourself bomb civilians in Chechnya, Georgia, Ukraine, Syria, and do not repent of your atrocities. Moreover, you always have little blood, you always want to kill more and more with particular cruelty.
    Isn’t it time to bomb yourself? Personally, I am FOR.
    And since 1945 no one has been attacking you, but only you are attacking and killing everything. And you dare to blatantly blame someone for terrorism and fascism.
    you are engaged in extremism, including on this site.

    Well, about 404 country pulled itself up ...
    1. Apt13
      Apt13 3 November 2015 05: 19 New
      -1
      Listen to the Russians, you demand condolences and respect, and you yourself bomb civilians in Chechnya, Georgia, Ukraine, Syria, and do not repent of your atrocities. Moreover, you always have little blood, you always want to kill more and more with particular cruelty.
      Isn’t it time to bomb yourself? Personally, I am FOR.
      And since 1945 no one has been attacking you, but only you are attacking and killing everything. And you dare to blatantly blame someone for terrorism and fascism.
      you are engaged in extremism, including on this site. especially for those who are in the tank, we haven’t bombed Ukraine yet, and those who were bombed, bombed for business, we don’t need to climb into our monastery with its pseudo-democratic charter
      1. elenagromova
        3 November 2015 08: 35 New
        0
        I apologize. It was necessary to issue a quote as a quote. And it is not clear what happened.