The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia sent a congratulatory note to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on the celebration of Defender of the Fatherland Day.
It is noted in particular:
«This holiday, embodying love for the Motherland and heroism, is truly nationwide. It is dear not only to those who have chosen military service as their destiny but also to those who have devoted their lives to defense of national interests of the state.
At all times the Russian people, honor their defenders, being proud of the heroic pages of their history and the valor of their ancestors».