Dear compatriots and Donetsk residents!
To Donetsk… our Hero-City and capital of our Peoples Republic!
I warmly greet you on your holiday… City Day… this being the first time that we celebrate it as the capital of an independent state.
Today, all progressive mankind sees Donetsk personifying the struggle against the fascist threat gaining momentum around the world. Supported by Western governments and the NATO military machine, the Ukraine inflicted hard and terrible blows on Donetsk. When Donetsk loudly said “no” to the Nazi Euromaidan putsch on the Maidan, the mad Ukrainian junta put our beloved city to a severe trial. They threw combat aircraft, heavy artillery, and AFVs against our peaceful and prosperous city, with its great labour traditions. Day after day, month after month, they subjected Donetsk to inhuman shelling and bombing. However, our young capital stood, and a new country stood about her… the Donetsk People’s Republic. The valiant defenders of our heroic city repulsed the attack of the Ukrainian aggressors and their foreign mercenary allies, inflicting terrible losses, forcing them to stop at the gates of Donetsk, which became a fortress, stopping the aggressor forces. Unfortunately, this victory came at a dear cost. The brutal Ukrainian attacks killed or wounded thousands of innocent people in Donetsk… women, the elderly, and children. Our beautiful and lovingly built city suffered unprecedented destruction. They destroyed homes, hospitals, schools, kindergartens, churches, and deliberately destroyed industrial infrastructure. However, I’m confident that with hard work and courage, along with our indomitable spirit and love for our hometown, the people of Donetsk will not only restore our city, we’d soon begin a new era of development in the capital of Donbass.
Dear Donetsk neighbours… with all my heart I want to wish you all good health and success in all undertakings, happiness, and a peaceful sky over your head! To the Feast, our Great City! To the feast, Donetsk, unconquered capital of the DNR!
Chairman of the DNR Government
29 August 2015
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