Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Receives Congratulatory Message from Head of Donetsk

Pyongyang, August 17 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, received a congratulatory message from Denis Pushilin, head of the People's Republic of Donetsk, on August 15.

In the message, Denis Pushilin extended his heartfelt congratulations to Kim Jong Un on the occasion of the day of Korea's liberation on behalf of the people of the People's Republic of Donetsk and on his own behalf.

The message said that the past history of the Korean people was filled with trials and there were many difficulties on the road to freedom, but the Korean people overcame them bravely and proudly.

It continued that the people of the Donbas region, too, are fighting to regain their freedom and justice of history today just as the Korean people did 77 years ago.

It said that the tenacity, courage and might of the Korean people have been recorded in history and become an example of many countries.

The message expressed the conviction that an equally beneficial bilateral cooperation agreeing with the interests of the peoples of the two countries will be achieved between the People's Republic of Donetsk and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

It wished Kim Jong Un good health, happiness and good things only.

It also wished all the people of the DPRK welfare, new labor success and prosperity. -0-

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