The residents of the Ukrainian capital can submit their question to Zakharchenko on the website of Donetsk News Agency.
DPR Head noted that questions from Kiev were submitted to him back during the first direct line with residents of Kharkov. “I put these away for later, and now there is so much of them, that I think it’s time to answer. The questions are different. There are harsh ones, critical ones, though the vast majority express support and offer to cooperate in the struggle against the illegitimate authorities,” Zakharchenko said.
According to him, Kiev did not submit to Ukrainization. “Moving from the South-East to Kiev I didn’t feel much difference, since Kiev is originally a Russian city. To be more precise, from the very beginning it’s a multinational city. They never managed to Ukrainize it under the motto ‘Kiev for Ukrainians’, despite both early Soviet and post-Soviet attempts. Which is why I always considered Kiev to be my city, just like most people, not only in Ukraine, but before as well, in the Soviet Union and the Russian Empire,” Zakharchenko said.
He thinks that Kiev must be liberated from radical nationalists. “This is the unavoidable logic of history. Ideologies that promote hatred towards humans always suffer a defeat – it is a question of time. Bandera Nazism and so-called ‘Ukrainianship’ is an ideology, and precisely a human-hating ideology, which is fundamentally based not only on nationalist radicalism, but also racism. Which is why, I am sure, we will fight and defeat this plague together with residents of Kiev, not against residents of Kiev,” Zakharchenko claimed.
“I am waiting for the questions of Kiev residents, I promise to be honest and direct,” Zakharchenko concluded.
Earlier DPR Head held direct lines with residents of Kharkov, Donbass and Odessa. Every person can submit only one question to Zakharchenko. It is not necessary to indicate personal information, neither full names, nor phones, nor emails. These are not being gathered and not stored.
On June 22, 1941, at 04:00 in the night, Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union. Kiev was among several major cities bombed by Nazis in the first minutes of the war.