Donetsk, Mar 6 – DAN. The DPR Head Denis Pushilin has congratulated the women of the DPR on the International Women's Day saying that their contribution in defending the Republic is heroism.

"Women, nice, kind and beautiful, have stood up for the Republic along with men. We shall always appreciate it."

He stressed women's role in economic, social and humanitarian development.

"I wish you luck, love and peace in families on this day of spring and beauty," Pushilin said.

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights after 15 thousand US women took to the streets of New York in 1909 demanding reduction the working day, better salaries, electoral rights and ban on child labor. In 1975 the day of March, 8 was added to the list of the UN International holidays. *ot