April 30th, 2015
– Novorosinform – translation Joaquin Flores
Zakharchenko, the head of the Dontesk People’s Republic, on the eve of May Day, welcomed his countrymen with greetings and congratulations:
“Dear compatriots! Citizens of the People’s Republic of Donetsk!
I congratulate you on one of the most favorite holidays, for many generations, of the residents of the Donbass – the first of May!
This great day is considered to be a national holiday, a symbol of rebirth and hope. Labour Day – a special day. For our mothers, fathers and grandfathers May Day symbolizes love for the motherland, the international solidarity of the working people, and represents labor feats of the older generation.
Today, we enthusiastically build our young state. It has not been easy for anyone, but despite the desire of our enemies who want to destroy the Republic, we firmly state that we have already secured our place as a young country, we are growing – we have won!
Today’s restoration of the infrastructure of the Republic are the prerequisites for an economic development breakthrough. And all this was due to the hard work and patriotism of our people, which is an example of solidarity, courage, and fortitude.
I am confident that through our joint efforts we soon will implement our common dream – to create a strong, independent and prosperous state, created by the people and for the people.
On this day I wish for all my fellow countrymen and fellow citizens to have a festive mood, warm spring sun, joy in the heart, and success!
Congratulations! Happy Spring and Labor Day!
Prime Minister of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko “