July 30, 2014
We present photographs uploaded to a social network Vkontakte by pro-Russian users. They prove that the DNR organization existed much earlier than Maidan revolution of 2013-2014 actually started.
Photographs were uploaded in August 2009 and they depict a gathering of some leaders of Donetsk People’s Republic where they are training to shoot with different weapon.
This images prove that the terrorist organization existed much earlier and that assurances of Russian Mass Media that this organization is nothing more than spontaneous reaction to Maidan revolution are actually false.
It also became known that in 2006 the early representatives of DNR already had the support of local Donetsk authorities and intended to hold a referendum to separate from Ukrainian territory.