Donetsk begins to celebrate one of the most important holidays — Day of Liberation of Donbass. The main celebration will take place today, on September 8, while yesterday in the morning flowers were laid at the monuments on the graves of lieutenant-general Kuzka Yakimovich Gurov and guards colonel Frants Andreevich Grinkevich. These commanders played an important part in the operation of liberation of Donbass from Nazis in 1943, and in that same 1943 they were killed during the battles for Zaporozhye region.
Veterans of the Great Patriotic War, school students and pioneers came to honor the memory of liberators. Flowers were also laid yesterday at the monument to the Hero of the Soviet Union army general Nikolay Fedorovich Vatutin.