Alexander Zakharchenko congratulates women of Republic on 8 March

On the eve of the International Women's Day, the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic congratulated the beautiful half of the country on the holiday. The solemn event was held on March 6 at the Donetsk Music and Drama Theater.

The Head of State congratulated ladies of the hour on behalf of all men.

"I wish all women on this holiday to hear only the most pleasant words from dear people. I admit, in fact, we men are careless. And only due to your patience and sensitivity we become better. Our dear women, to say that we love you it the least I can say. You are our mothers who give us life in torment. You bring up our children. You keep a family hearth. You bear a huge responsibility. And since 2014 I see that it is for your sake that we perform feats. You are with us in battle and trenches, giving us ammunition and fighting yourself. Thank you so much! Just for what you are, for your smile and beauty!

Girls, congratulations on the holiday! From the bottom of my heart I wish you all the best and brightest. Be happy. After all, the war, sorrows and hardships will pass, and your smiles will settle in our hearts. Merry March 8!" the Head of State said.

Eleven women, representing different spheres of life: medicine, education, law enforcement agencies, industry, and many others, were awarded Honorary Diplomas of the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic for conscientious work, high professionalism and significant personal contribution to the formation and development of the state.

On this day, the women of the Republic were also congratulated by Honored Artist of Russia Igor Sarukhanov, performing his best songs on the Donetsk stage.