The telegram reads, in part:
“This special day represents the courage and perseverance of the South Ossetian people in their struggle for the right to a dignified and peaceful life.
Your country is steadily moving along the path of state-building, social and economic development, and stronger national security. Russia will continue to provide full support and assistance to South Ossetia in all these areas.
I am confident that the further strengthening of bilateral relations based on the lasting traditions of friendship and unity meets the fundamental interests of our brotherly nations.”