On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union. With a great concentration of effort and large sacrifices our country endured and defeated the fascist beast.
Today the residents of Donetsk came to the monument to the victims of fascism near the Palace of Culture of Metallurgists to honor the memory of those who were killed during the Great Patriotic War.
German Nazis created a concentration camp, in which over 25 thousand Soviet prisoners of war were detained, on the territory of the Palace of Culture during the Nazi occupation of Donetsk. The dead were buried in the place where the monument now stands. After the war the residents mounded a hill on this place, on which later the monument was built.
The representatives of the city administration and members of the People’s Council addressed the people who gathered and reminded about the tragic events of the Great Patriotic War, about the fact that fascism still threatens all of the world today.
The memory of victims of fascism was honored by a moment of silence.
The residents of the city laid flowers to the monument.
Today Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics in Donbass stand in the way of new fascism, which rose from the dead in Ukraine, and those who died in that horrible war, those who gave their lives for the future of their descendants, are especially honored here.