The message reads, in part:
“Over the past decades, this system has made a significant contribution to ensuring national security and promoting the domestic defence industry and science-intensive sectors of the economy to become an important foreign policy tool.
Today, thanks to the competence and professionalism of the employees of the Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation and other federal executive bodies and organisations operating in this important area, as well as defence industry enterprises, Russia confidently retains its status as a leader on the global arms and military equipment market. Despite the unprecedented sanctions pressure and unfair competition on behalf of the United States and a number of Western countries, you are effectively achieving the goals assigned to you, exporting significant volumes of Russian military products, and paying unwavering attention to upgrading production facilities, as well as building up their research and development capacity.
I am convinced that your activities will continue to contribute to strengthening Russia’s high international standing and influence and to forming an atmosphere of friendship and trust in relations with our allies and partners, the country’s economic growth and to improving the wellbeing of our citizens.”