Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered New Year address on Sunday, calling for national unity.
“We have proven time and time again that we can solve even the most difficult problems, and we will never back down, because there is no force that can divide us, make us forget the memory and faith of our fathers, or stop our development,” he said.
The president also wished Russian families all the best. “We are one country, one big family,” he said.
“We will ensure the confident development of the fatherland, the well-being of our citizens, and we will become even stronger,” said Putin.