News agency 'Vchasno'

PHOTOS. In Donbas Patriots Opened a «Consulate» of Russia and Burned Putin Effigy

In Myrnohrad, Donetsk region, local activists and representatives of patriotic organizations held a rally «Russia — Stop».

Activists of Myrnohrad went to the anti-Russian march in order to show the attitude of the Donbas residents to the policy of the aggressor country and its head — Volodymyr Putin, the news agency «Vchasno» reports.

The youth marched along the central street of the city, held a rally, after which activists burned the effigy of the Russian president in the center of Myrnohrad.

«Our action is a protest to the russification of the local population, — Dmitro Lysenko, one of the organizers, «Patriots of Ukrainian Donbas» NGO participant, told NA «Vchasno». — We oppose the influence of Russia on our culture, traditions and consciousness. We also tried to remind the whole world that Russia continues to kill the Ukrainian people and sponsor terrorism in Donbas. «

During the action, in Myrnohrad, the «Russian consulate» was also opened. The «state institution» was placed on the basis of a public toilet.

According to the participants of the action, local residents welcomed the initiative of the activists positively. Most residents of Myrnohrad reacted with humor to everything that is happening.

The action was held in conjunction with the Day of Russia, which is celebrated today by residents of a neighboring state.