I address Armenia, the Armenian people, and Armenian citizens of the DNR.
The Armenian diaspora has long been an important and integral part of the multiethnic population of the Donbass, and for centuries Armenia and the Armenian people were one of the most loyal and fraternal allies of Russia and the whole family of the Slavic peoples. A centuries-old friendship, a common faith, and a common determination to preserve our traditions unite us. Together, shoulder-to-shoulder, we beat the common foe during the Great Patriotic War and rebuilt our national home. Today, Armenians in the DNR actively work to build our country; they bravely defend our motherland’s borders.
Today is a mournful date associated with one of the most tragic events in human history… the Armenian Genocide. One hundred years later, we, the people of the DNR, bow to the memory of all the victims of this tragedy. Today, we, just like the fraternal Armenian people did a hundred years ago, face persecution on ethnic and religious grounds. We also face those who wish to destroy us physically, to obliterate our language, and to break our will. Therefore, we understand the pain and suffering of the Armenian people; we can see how their anguish and misfortune relates to ours. We believe that there’s no place in the world for nationalism or for incitement to religious hatred… a new generation of Armenians should never experience the horror that Armenians all over the world call the Medz Yeghern (Մեծ Եղեռն/The Great Calamity). I want to wish fraternal Armenia and Armenians living in the DNR peace, wellbeing, and prosperity.
Chairman of the DNR Government
24 April 2015
DAN Donetsk News Agency
The Galician Uniate nationalist nutters are trying to ram Uniatism down our throats… they’re trying to replace literary Russian with their hillbilly semi-Polish pidgin… they’re trying to kill all who oppose their demonic plans. They’ll stop at nothing. I fear that nationalist fanatics who support the fascist filth in Kiev run the so-called “Ukrainian Catholic” and “Ukrainian Orthodox” churches. No… most of the people aren’t guilty… not at all. I can’t name the people who showed kindness to me in the past or in the present, for fear that some nationalist creepo supremo would hurt them. Yes… it’s that bad. Therefore, have a care… be prudent, don’t argue with such sorts. Tell the truth… tell it to all who’ll listen. Remember… if we don’t stand tall for our coreligionists, the Uniate nationalists will do as the Ottomans did. In fact, since they’re fanatics, they’d be worse. This is the world that we live in…