I address Armenia, the Armenian people, and Armenian citizens of the DNR.
The Armenian diaspora has long been an important and integral part of the multiethnic population of the Donbass, and for centuries Armenia and the Armenian people were one of the most loyal and fraternal allies of Russia and the whole family of the Slavic peoples. A centuries-old friendship, a common faith, and a common determination to preserve our traditions unite us. Together, shoulder-to-shoulder, we beat the common foe during the Great Patriotic War and rebuilt our national home. Today, Armenians in the DNR actively work to build our country; they bravely defend our motherland’s borders.
Today is a mournful date associated with one of the most tragic events in human history… the Armenian Genocide. One hundred years later, we, the people of the DNR, bow to the memory of all the victims of this tragedy. Today, we, just like…
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