Donetsk, Jul 15 - DAN. A plenary session launched the international forum “Russia-Donbass: Unity of Priorities” in Donetsk on Thursday, which had gathered some 800 participants. Representatives of the all-Russian United Russia political party are taking part in the event at the Centre of Slavic Culture.

 The forum is attended by Donetsk People’s Republic leader Denis Pushilin, chairman of the Russian parliament committee on CIS affairs, Eurasian integration and relations with compatriots Viktor Vodolatsky, coordinator of the Russia-Donbass integration committee, Russian parliamentarian Andrey Kozenko and other officials.

The participants include politicians, activists, scientists, students, representatives of organisations and movements, athletes, servicemen and delegates from the Lugansk People’s Republic and Abkhazia. The DPR leader is expected to address the forum participants.

Discussions will focus on Russia’s achievements in the key spheres of pubic life and stronger international partnership and Russia-Donbass integration; special attention will be paid to Moscow’s efforts in protecting Russian-speaking people's rights outside the Russian state.

The forum was organised by the Russian Centre with the support from “United Russia.” The forum live stream is available on YouTube.*jk