Dear friends, dear compatriots!
From the bottom of my heart I want to congratulate you on the Miner's Day and the City Day!
I am proud of the fact that I was born and raised in a mining region and in a mining family among people who do not fear the hard work that requires stamina and true grit, fearlessness and dedication.
Miners have always been and remain role models for all of us in terms of their true resilience and heroism. That is why the Donbass-supported football club proudly bears the name of Shakhtar.
Together with the Miner's Day, we continuously mark the Donetsk City Day! Our hometown is always in our hearts, no matter how long the separation lasts. I believe that the time will come when the long-awaited peace will return to our Donetsk, bringing back the hopes, ambitious prospects and capacity crowd to the Donbass Arena.
Happy Holidays to you, my dear Donetsk residents! Happy Miner's Day and the City Day!
May you and your families be healthy! May peace reign in our native land!
With deepest respect,