As reported by Censor.NET citing OstroV, the terrorists' leader told correspondents for the militants-run media.
"I'm going to give an order to hold the first football match at the Donbas Arena soon," the terrorist's chieftain said.
Zakharchenko later said that the militants who served under ill-famed Givi and Motorola would play at the world-class stadium that once hosted the European Cup and Euro 2012.
"An idea has just leaped into my mind that the first game at the Donbas Arena should be held between Sparta and Somalia detachments to commemorate their deceased commanders," Russian Interfax news agency quoted Zakharchenko as saying.
As previously reported, football in "DPR" spiraled down to the level of the yard or factory teams after Russia occupied Donetsk.
That's how a football match hosted by the Donbas Arena looked like before occupation of Donetsk
Donetsk under occupation. That's how people play football in the so-called "DPR".
On Feb. 27, separatist websites published a joint statement by the leaders of the so-called "republics" "DPR" and "LPR. " They demanded that Kyiv lifted the blockade by March 1, otherwise Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky promised to take over the enterprises that remain Ukraine-run and stop deliveries of coal to Ukraine from temporarily occupied territories.
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