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Persistent state of quiet fear, arrests without charge or trial – Russian journalist on formation of "DNR" 11/01/2019 12:26:43. Total views 419. Views today — 0.

The so-called "Donetsk People's Republic" was originally formed as a disempowered terrorist entity. This was clearly recognized by Russian journalist Marina Akhmedova, who has been working in the zone of armed conflict in the Donbas since 2014.

"At that time (2014-2015, when Alexander Zakharchenko was leader of the "DNR" – OstroV), people were detained without charge or trial, and the public was not given any explanations about what for this or that person was arrested or why. In general, the people were in a persistent state of quiet fear… A harsh dictatorship was ripening and rising from within", - she wrote on her page in social network.