On September 30, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin congratulated President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba on the Day of Victory and Independence.
The telegram states:
“Dear Raul Dzhumkovich!
Please accept my sincere congratulations on the occasion of the national holiday of the Republic of Abkhazia – the Day of Victory and Independence.
I note with satisfaction that the relations between our states actively develop on the basis of the principles of alliance and strategic partnership.
I would like to confirm that Russia will continue fully supporting Abkhazia in the provision of national security, and also in the solution of socio-economic development tasks.
I sincerely wish you, dear Raul Dzhumkovich, strong health and successes, and to the brotherly Abkhazian nation – peace and prosperity”.