The "DNR" propagandists have tried to give the long-resolved fact of Denis Pushilin's participation in the election of leader of the "republic" appearance of the people's initiative. Separatist media describe how this happened.
A crowd allegedly from participants in the "non-governmental organizations forum" was organized on the Lenin Square in occupied Donetsk to create an atmosphere of "popular nomination". Temporary leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin addressed it. In the course of his speech, the pre-prepared activist Irina Kostina appealed to the separatist with a request to agree to run for the post of "head of the DNR".
Of course, the crowd greeted this proposal, and comrade Pushilin agreed "having the total support of those present", - separatist media obsequiously report.
By and large, the staging with "calling out Pushillin to the kingdom" is a provincial version of the "popular nomination" of Vladimir Putin as president of Russia. He spoke to employees of the Gorky Automobile Plant in Nizhny Novgorod. During his communication with the workers, a man from the crowd took the floor and invited Vladimir Putin to run for a new presidential term. Putin agreed with the jubilant crowd.