Dear citizens of the Donetsk People’s Republic, I express my warmest greetings on the national holiday – the Republic Day!
For each of us, this day has a special meaning. On May 11, 2014, the people of Donbass, based on free will, by a majority vote made a responsible and fateful decision, which became a new milestone in the history of our region and served as the basis for the realization of the sacred dream of living in a single fraternal family of the Russian world. Side by side, we stood up to defend our cultural identity, historical memory and traditional values. In the referendum, Donbass residents opted for justice and equality, honour and dignity.
The people’s decision shaped the state-building strategy of the Donetsk People’s Republic, its domestic and foreign policy. Observance of human rights and freedoms, strict and unconditional adherence to the principles of law and justice, equality and humanism is a reliable foundation for the development of the state and improvements in all spheres of society, achievements and victories of the Republic.
I believe that the Donetsk People’s Republic has a bright and decent future as a democratic social law-based state, which we are creating by joint efforts in these historical days! May our unity and hard work, love for the Motherland and faithful service for the good of our Homeland bring us towards happiness and prosperity. I wish you peaceful skies, success and well-being!
Human Rights Ombudsman in the Donetsk People’s Republic