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The Russia-Donbass: Unity of Priorities integration forum has been launched in Donetsk today, on July 15. According to a correspondent of the DPR Official Website, the forum is being attended by state, public and political figures of the Russian Federation, the DPR, the LPR, and the Republic of South Ossetia. The forum was organised by the Russian Centre under the aegis of All-Russia United Russia political party. Denis Pushilin, Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, addressed the forum participants with a welcoming speech. “Dear compatriots! Donbass has always felt part of the Great Russia. The choice we made in 2014 was neither spontaneous nor surprising. Its historical preconditions are outlined in the recent article by Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. He writes that in early 1918, the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Republic – the predecessor of the People’s Republics of Donbass – requested Moscow to become part of Russia. But Donbass is linked to…

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Donbass is a heartland of Russian patriots — Denis Pushilin