Donetsk, Oct 7 – DAN. DPR Head Denis Pushilin has congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his birthday.

"On behalf of all Donbass residents I warmly congratulate the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on his birthday. We shall always remember what you have done for our people. At the times of a great threat you have given us a lot of enormous support, moral, political and humanitarian," Pushilin said.

He thanked Mr. Putin for the hosting of refugees and sending humanitarian convoys in the most challenging period of the Republic's history.

"We shall be forever grateful for the decree to simplify the procedures to obtain Russian passports sought by everyone in Donbass. Thank you a lot. We wholeheartedly and sincerely congratulate you and wish you good health, success, wellbeing and peace," Pushilin said.*ot*pp