Donetsk, Jun 27 - DAN. Donetsk Republic social movement activists set up more than 30 pickets across the Donetsk People’s Republic to collect signatures in support of demands to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, DR Executive Committee told the Donetsk News Agency on Thursday.

“The Donetsk Republic Central Executive Committee fully supports our activists’ initiative and joins the Donbass Choice action,” a DR official said. “Our volunteers work at 34 pickets in each DPR town and district, ready to provide all information about the action, explain its objective and promote it on the website.”

Local DR branches have joined the work. The action stirred the interest of different generations in Kiev-held areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions and elsewhere in Ukraine, he added.

The action was launched in May 2019. Its participants demand that Zelensky give a special status to Donbass, stop the shelling of the Republics, resume the payment of pensions to residents and recognise their right to integration with Russia. Residents can sign the petition on the action website and make social media posts hashtagged “ZelenskyRecogniseDonbassChoice.” *jk