On behalf of myself and all residents of the Donetsk People's Republic, I express my sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of those perished in a fire in the shopping center in the city of Kemerovo.
This horrific tragedy shook all of us to the core. The death of people, especially children, is always painful and scary. People of the Donetsk People's Republic mourn with you. During the years of the military conflict, each of us felt with all their heart what it meant to lose loved ones. And we very well understand how hard it is for you after these terrible events.
Eternal memory to the dead.
Head of the Donetsk People's Republic
Official translation by DONi News Agency