The message reads, in part:
“Many generations of soldiers and officers of the legendary winged infantry have added impressive, unforgettable chapters to the heroic chronicles of our country’s Armed Forces, performing their duty with dignity and remaining loyal to the Oath and their military brotherhood.
Today, paratroopers who take part in the special military operation continue these military and patriotic traditions with dignity. They are performing the assigned tasks with honour, demonstrating courage, bravery, moral courage and strong character, defending Russia shoulder to shoulder with their comrades-in-arms.
I am confident that you will never fail and will continue to firmly defend our national interests.”