Donetsk, Jul 16 - DAN. A million people have signed the petition to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky as part of the Donbass Choice action, the action’s website and the electronic table in Donetsk’s Forged Figures park showed on Tuesday.

Donbass Choice is the largest public event in the Republic’s history initiated by a group of bloggers in May. They demanded that Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky give a special status to Donbass, stop strikes at the Republics’ territory resume the payment of pensions to residents and recognise their right to integration with Russia. Residents can sign the petition on the action website.

The organisers said that some 3,000 Donbass Choice activists had gathered in the park. The 1,000,000th benchmark signature was hailed with slogans “We’re one million, Zelensky, do you hear?”

On June 12, Donetsk State Academic Philharmonic Society German Rudnitsky said that the number of the action’s supporters had been rapidly growing and offered activists including those from Lugansk, to meet in central Donetsk. Member of the Central Headquarters of the LPR Mir Luganschine social movement’s Druzhina Project Mikhail Golubovich supported the initiative to mark one million signatures with a meeting in the DPR capital. *jk