Translated by Ollie Richardson 17:25:43 01/09/2016 dnr-news.com The opening ceremony of the first representative center of the Donetsk People’s Republic was held today in one of the largest cities in the Czech Republic – Ostrava. This was reported by the press-service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPR. “Today, in the city of Ostrava, the grand opening of the representative DPR center in the Czech Republic was held. This is the first officially registered representation of the Republic in the European Union,” noted the press service. They added that the center allows the coordination of actions of the representatives of the Czech Republic and the DPR to protect the rights and interests of the residents of Donbass abroad. In addition, cooperation between the two countries in the information sphere will be developed, which will allow the citizens of Europe to objectively familiarise themselves with the events that are happening in Donbass. In connection with the ceremonial opening of the representative centre, Head of the Foreign Ministry Natalia Nikonorova sent a word of thanks to the Czech Republic. She expressed her appreciation for the support of the people of Donbass and the willingness to defend the interests of the Republic at the international level. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.