Citizens of the Donetsk People’s Republic! Dear fellow countrymen! New Year’s Day is the kindest and brightest holiday. The holiday we look forward to with hope, excitement and trepidation.
2016 has been a trying year for our faithfulness to the path we have chosen. In spite of all the obstacles, we managed to prove to the international community that people who believed in their country, its bright future, who remembered and honoured historical deeds of their ancestors, were able to deal with any disaster without losing honour and dignity.
Today, we face new and serious tasks, although much has been done and there will be many more to come. But we will withstand. Together we realize our big dream, which has united us. Our children will live in a worthwhile and strong state, which will be a strong support for them. Our experience, which we have learned, will guarantee them a happy future, in which human life, spirituality, honour and morality will always come first.
I am infinitely grateful to you for your trust and support without which we would not have made any progress on our way to victory and freedom.
We acutely feel how fast time goes by, how quickly our children grow up and how much we care about our nearest and dearest in the last minutes before a chime of bells. Everyone recalls the most important events, meetings and words in these moments. Of course, we are all waiting that the New Year’s Eve will bring us good luck and new opportunities, but a source of achievement of the most daring milestones, which we have not even dreamed of, is hidden in ourselves.
I sincerely wish you good health and success in all your efforts, good, bright thoughts and peace!