Donetsk, Jun 12 – DAN. DPR Head Denis Pushilin has congratulated the DPR residents on the occasion of the Russia Day holiday.

"We are proud that Russia is a reliable partner of the DPR. We are grateful to Russian for its help, cooperation and widening integration. We value it, as our cultural, humanitarian and economic interaction gives us grounds for confidence in the future," he said his speech published at the DPR Head website.

Pushilin added that DPR residents feel a spiritual kinship and unity with Russian people and believe in Russian World values.

Russia  Day is celebrated annually on June 12 beginning starting from 1992, as the Declaration of State Sovereignty of Russia was adopted in 1990. *ot