The message reads, in part:
“I believe this project is a serious and much-needed initiative that is aimed at giving real support to children in the people’s republics of Donbass. It is heart-warming that so many empathetic people, including prominent politicians and state figures, public activists, artists and journalists, heeded the call to take part in this event. Of course, the kids who have travelled to our capital city of Moscow from the DNR and LNR will receive a warm welcome with an extensive programme of sightseeing and walking tours of the city, the Kremlin and the Armoury Chamber, and boat trips on the Moskva River. Here, at the Basket Hall, they will have an opportunity to meet the participants, take a memorable photo as well as enjoy a spectacular game.
I am certain that this will be a highly competitive game that will leave an indelible impression on those watching it.”