On behalf of all citizens of the Donetsk People's Republic and on my own behalf, I congratulate Alan Eduardovich Gagloev on his election to the post of President of South Ossetia.
We place great emphasis to the relations of strategic partnership and alliance with the Republic of South Ossetia. We set our hearts on continuation of close joint work to build up the entire range of bilateral ties for the benefit of our friendly peoples, in the interests of ensuring peace, security and stability.
I also express my gratitude to Anatoly Ilyich Bibilov for his personal contribution to development of friendly relations between the Donetsk People's Republic and the Republic of South Ossetia. Over the years, a solid foundation has been laid for fraternal relations between our countries, which, I am sure, will only develop.