Donetsk, Jan 7 – DAN. The DPR Head Denis Pushilin has congratulated Orthodox Christians with the Christmas.

"I wish to all my compatriots only good words and health on this beautiful day, strong faith burning within our souls, good luck in every good endeavor," he said in his holiday speech sent to DAN.

Pushilin spoke about the particular Christmas vibes created by families gathering together, about hearts filled with joy, faith and love.

"Such holidays teach us patience and make us wiser. I wish peace, happiness, wellbeing and goodness to everyone."

Christmas celebrations began on January 6 in 78 churches open across the Republic. The curfew was lifted for the Christmas night. *ot