Dear servicemen and veterans, I sincerely congratulate you on the 5th anniversary of the 1st Army Corps of DPR Armed Forces!
The distinguished corps was formed in the most difficult conditions of the outbreak of armed conflict and from the very first days of its establishment, it started a decisive confrontation with the aggressor, thereby protecting the independence of our young state, which wasn’t strong at that time. The first army corps embodies the strength, honour, fortitude and determination. These qualities help servicemen perform the most difficult tasks and always remain on guard of interests of the Republic.
I wish you good health, well-being and success in your challenging but important mission – to defend the Motherland.
Human Rights Ombudsman in the Donetsk People’s Republic.