ADDIS ABABA- The Victory of Adwa is undoubtedly a cornerstone in the history of Ethiopian-Russian relations said Evgeny Terekhin, Russian Ambassador to Ethiopia.
“Representatives of our country personally contributed to the victory on the battlefield. Russian medics had helped to save thousands of Ethiopian war heroes wounded in the battle. Soon after the Battle of Adwa, diplomatic relations were established between our countries”, he said in his congratulatory message to the Government and the people of Ethiopia on the 126 Anniversary of the Victory of Adwa.
Thus, he underlined that the Victory of Adwa is undoubtedly a cornerstone in the history of Ethiopian-Russian relations.
The Ambassador further noted that the battle of Adwa was, without exaggeration, the guiding star for all enslaved peoples of Africa in their struggle for liberation from the yoke of colonialism.
He also stated that Adwa has become a symbol of the independence and courage of the Ethiopian people to defend their freedom in the face of European colonizers adding that the celebration has served as a powerful impetus for the strengthening of Ethiopian statehood and its independent domestic and foreign policy.
Furthermore, he indicated that the event was a milestone in the process of establishing Russian-Ethiopian relations.
“On this solemn day, I would like to express my sincerest wishes of wellbeing, peace and prosperity to the brotherly people of Ethiopia”, the Ambassador underscored.
BY BETELHEM BEDLU
WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH 2022