Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin congratulated Russian citizens on Defender of the Fatherland Day, the text of the telegram is posted on the government website.
The head of the Cabinet of Ministers appealed to all those who have dedicated their lives to military service and in peacetime defend the national interests of the Russian Federation.
“We celebrate this holiday as a sign of deep respect for courageous and strong-minded people,” the congratulation says.
Mishustin expressed special gratitude to the veterans of the Armed Forces, “whose heroism, dedication and dedication to the officer’s duty will always be the highest measure of patriotism and love for the Motherland.”
In conclusion, the Prime Minister wished the defenders of the Fatherland success in their work for the good of the state, good health, peace and prosperity.
Earlier on February 23, the Russians were congratulated by Russian leader Vladimir Putin and State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin.