Donetsk, Mar 23 - DAN. The issue of operation of the DPR representative office in Marseille is not closed; the fight for the existence of this organisation will continue, DPR Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova said on Tuesday.

The DPR office in Marseille was opened in September 2017. It was headed by Huber Fajar.  However, Kiev demanded that the organisation be shut down. The  court of Aix-en-Provence began to hear the case over the DPR office on June 7, 2018. In initial ruling, the court refused to cancel the state registration of the DPR office as it had not seen any violations of French or international laws in its operation. However, the ruling was overturned by the French Court of Appeal which decided on Tuesday to close the DPR office.

“We know that our French supporters including Office director Mr Fajar intend to continue to fight for the existing of this organisation. For our part, we’ll do everything to support our friends in France and other European countries who make a significant contribution to the spreading of true and objective information about the Donetsk People’s Republic abroad,” Nikonorova said.

The minister said that the DPR would not stop the work on dismantling the information blockade and that it would make all efforts towards removing Kiev’s monopoly on the coverage of Donbass events.

“We can state with confidence that our voice is becoming louder and more conspicuous in the international arena despite Ukraine’s attempts to resist it,” Nikonorova said.

DPR centres were opened in Italy, Belgium, France, Finland, Greece and the Czech Republic.  The DPR Foreign Ministry is reportedly in talks over opening DPR offices in Asia and North America.*jk*pp