Donetsk, Dec 15 – DAN. DPR Head Denis Pushilin awarded today Awards for Outstanding Merits in Journalism to 15 employees of Republican and Russian news outlets.

He commemorated the memory of reporters who were killed on duty saying that "they sacrificed their lives to tell the truth about the war in Donbass."

"The profession of journalist requires special character, courage and a keen sense of justice, a desire to make this world a better place," Pushilin said. *ot