The message reads, in part:
“The defenders of our borders have always guarded our Fatherland and courageously resisted all attempts to attack our freedom and the country’s territorial integrity. This is how it was 80 years ago, on June 22, 1941, when border guards were the first to face the cruel enemy. Their heroism, courage and strength will always be remembered by the people and serve as a moral compass for the younger generations.
It is important that border guard personnel are true to the glorious combat traditions of their predecessors, respect the veterans, and deal responsibly with their tasks of ensuring the security of state borders and combatting international terrorism and transnational crime, illegal migration and drug trafficking. They serve Russia faithfully.”