Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich!
On my behalf and on behalf of all the people of the Donetsk People's Republic, let me congratulate you on your election to the high office of the President of the Russian Federation.
People of the Donetsk People's Republic have not yet participated in the presidential elections in Russia due our unrecognized status, but we all were fervently worried about you and prayed that the Russian people made the right choice.
Under your leadership, Russia, like a phoenix, rose from the ashes of the 90s and returned to a concert of global powers. And we believe that together with Russia, the theme of a just world order will return to global politics. After all, the beginnings of conscience, freedom and justice lie at the very foundation of the Russian civilization.
We are confident that in the next six years Russia will make a breakthrough into the future and rise to new heights. And this breakthrough of Russia sets the right guidelines for the development of our Republic.
Head of the Donetsk People's Republic A.V. Zakharchenko
Official translation by DONi News Agency