Dear compatriots! Brothers and sisters!
With great joy, I greet you on the Nativity of Christ!
It reminds us of the spiritual springs and lighthouses that united our people over the centuries, helping them to overcome the most serious trials, indicating to them the correct way of life, and bringing peace and good things to our society and families. Moreover, it awakens in us the best feelings, inspiring us to good deeds. It’s Christmas Eve, so, I ordered that the Ukrainian POWs in our hands could go home. I confide that the light of the Star of Bethlehem and our Christmas prayers might prompt the Kiev régime to issue a decent reply. We’re ready to resolve all differences at the negotiating table, without bloodshed, without any maternal sorrow or children’s tears. I always keep in mind that the Donbass is the home of many nationalities and faiths… we all work together for the good of our motherland. Our spiritual unity in spite of our external diversity is a singular achievement, a sign of our strength. Together, we overcame trials and rejoiced in each other’s holidays. We’re not just inhabitants… we’re a people, a people of a free Republic!
From the depths of my soul, I sincerely wish you all good health, peace, prosperity and generous help from above in your charitable deeds! Let the joy of the coming of the Saviour into the world always accompany you everywhere!
LNR Head of State
6 January 2016
LITs Lugansk Information Centre