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 Ukrainian band Okean Elzy gathers 50,000 people on Kramatorsk stadium in Donbas. PHOTOS+VIDEO

Ukrainian rock band Okean Elzy gave a free concert in Kramatorsk, the Donetsk region, on Oct. 5.

About 50,000 fans from the whole Donbas arrived to the city for the show, Censor.NET reports citing kp.ua.
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"To see the Okeans, people arrived from occupied territories and even from Kyiv and other remote regions. All city hotels were packed," the website wrote.

See more: Mini-football tournament in honor of 16-year-old Kramatorsk football player Stepan Chubenko, murdered by 'DPR' militants, to be held on July 24 in Kramatorsk, - Butusov. PHOTO

At a press conference before the show, the band's lead vocalist Sviatoslav Vakarchuk said that life in Kramatorsk was tense but peaceful, while in 50 kilometers from the city the war is underway.

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Vakarchuk said that "the faster Ukraine develops as a country, the faster the people get rich and the economy grows, the faster the war will end."

Later, Vakarchuk Twitted about his impressions of the performance: "Kramatorsk! The whole Donbas was here with us today! A historic concert!"

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