President Aslan Bzhaniya congratulated the people of Abkhazia on the Day of Victory and Independence.
Dear compatriots! Dear veterans of the Patriotic War of the People of Abkhazia!
I congratulate you on the Day of Victory and Independence!
September 30, 1993, is one of the most important days in the history of our people. Today we celebrate the day of the conquest of true freedom by the Abkhazian state.
The road to Victory was long and hard. More than three thousand defenders of the Homeland sacrificed their lives on the battlefield. More than five thousand were wounded, more than 200 people went missing. Many veterans did not live to this day because of the injuries suffered during the war.
The people of Abkhazia are proud of the defenders of the Homeland who, under the leadership of the national leader Vladislav Ardzinba, defended the freedom of Abkhazia in a fierce war. We bow before the memory of those who gave their lives for the freedom of Abkhazia. We are deeply indebted to the volunteers who stood by the side of the Abkhazian people in this difficult hour. I would like to speak the words of special gratitude to the mothers who brought up true patriots!
Dear compatriots, we should do everything in our power for peaceful Abkhazia to prosper.
I wish everyone daily victories in the building of an independent Abkhazian state. Peace and prosperity to every family. Long live independent Abkhazia!