As part of the celebration of Human Rights Day on December 10, the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin presented state awards, honorary diplomas and certificates of appreciation to the Human Rights Ombudsman in the Donetsk People’s Republic and employees of Ombudsman’s Office.
Denis Pushilin underlined the significant contribution of the Office to the development of the Donetsk People’s Republic. “The state can be considered developed and successful when it is able to protect human rights of its citizens. There are negative examples when human rights were violated in Ukraine. The state, in fact, is falling apart. In the Donetsk People’s Republic, we consider human rights to be the highest value, and all state institutions must work for the benefit of citizens. It is a rather challenging task to work during the military conflict. Nevertheless, I think that you are doing great. There is still much to be done, but your present achievements deserve an award,” said the Head of the Republic.
He awarded the DPR Ombudsman Daria Morozova an honourable distinction “For merit to the Republic”. The Head of the Legal Department of the Ombudsman’s Office, Elena Andra, was awarded the medal “For Labor Valour”, and the Chief Specialist of the Legal Department, Roman Savchenko, was awarded the honorary title “Honored Lawyer of Donetsk People’s Republic”. In addition, the staff of the Office received two honorary diplomas and three certificates of appreciation from the Head of the Republic.
DPR Human Rights Ombudsman Daria Morozova expressed gratitude to Denis Pushilin for the vote of confidence and assured that she will always stand guard over human rights and freedoms of Donbass citizens.
We recall that Human Rights Day is annually celebrated throughout the world on December 10. In 2018, this day marks the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.