The message reads, in part:
”The natural disaster has already taken the lives of hundreds of people and has led to extensive destruction.
In these difficult and painful times, the citizens of Russia are with you.
Mr President, please convey my sincere words of sympathy and compassion to the families and friends of the victims, and wishes of a speedy recovery to those injured.
If needed, we are ready to provide our friends, the people of China, with assistance in recovering from this disaster.“