On May 9, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba was congratulated by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on the Victory Day of the Great Patriotic War.
The congratulation states:
“Dear Raul Djumkovich,
I sincerely congratulate you and all citizens of Abkhazia on the 73rd anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
On May 9, we pay tribute to the courage, selflessness and unprecedented feat of our fathers and grandfathers who saved our Homeland and all mankind from fascism.
I am certain that the traditions of friendship and mutual support that have been laid down by the older generations will continue contributing to the strengthening of Abkhazian-Russian relations.
I am asking to convey to all veterans living in the Republic of Abkhazia sincere words of gratitude and wishes of strong health, prosperity and longevity”.