The message reads, in part:
“Your traditional meetings in Sochi invariably have a substantive agenda, involve numerous central and regional media outlets, and highlight a wide range of subjects in the focus of public attention. And, of course, the forum provides excellent opportunities for friendly conversations with colleagues and like-minded persons, for exchanging positive experience and strengthening business and personal contacts.
I would like to note that the forum involves your colleagues from the people’s republics of Donbass for the first time. They demonstrate the utmost competence and courage, and they honestly fulfil their professional and human duty, while covering events of the special military operation.
I am confident that the current forum will prove constructive, launch new interesting projects, and help consolidate the journalism community around major and significant goals.”