Dear friends, I heartily greet the Muslims of Donbass on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, one the main Islamic holidays!

This sacred day proclaims eternal values: mercy, kindness and love for humankind, it brings together families and nations.

The residents of Donbass who profess Islam keep the centuries-old cultural and spiritual heritage of their ancestors, bring up the youth to be respectful to history, customs and traditions. They actively participate in the socio-political life of the Republic.

The religious traditions of Muslims are an important part of the spiritual bonds of our multi-confessional society. Living together in peace and harmony, representatives of various nationalities and faiths jointly resolve issues of strengthening our statehood, resist external threats, improve the economy and make plans for the future.

The unity is our strength and pledge of future success!

Happy holiday!

Denis Pushilin
Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic