The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov sent a congratulatory message to the DPR Minister of Foreign Affairs Natalia Nikonorova on the Victory Day celebration.
A part of the message:
“Today, descendants of the victors at Stalingrad and Saur-Mogila firmly oppose fascist aggression, stand up for peace and truth, prevent genocide. Their unstoppable movement forward, towards victory leaves no doubt: good will triumph.
After establishment of diplomatic relations Moscow and Donetsk managed to achieve good dynamics in the development of interstate ties. I'm sure the momentum will be maintained."
Sergey Lavrov also wished veterans health and long life, modern anti-fascist soldiers - courage and good luck, residents of the Republic - peace and prosperity.