Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman: People of Donbass made the right choice 10 years ago | 11 May 2024 | The people of Donbass made the right choice in the referendum and defended it in battle, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Telegram channel on May 11. She congratulated the residents of Donbass on the 10th anniversary of the referendum on the creation of people's republics. "Ten years have passed, and today it is obvious to everyone that the people of Donbass made the right choice then, defended it in battle, without finding help and protection from international organizations, whose mandate includes functions to protect peace and security in Europe," Zakharova said. It was on May 11, 2014, that the long and difficult road of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics home to Russia began, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman recalled.

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