MOSCOW, November 10. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Russian law enforcers on their professional holiday marked on November 10 and praised their contribution to the defense of state and public interests.
"Today, on Day of Police and Internal Affairs Servicemen's Day, I would like to wish you good health, success and prosperity to your near and dear," the president said in a video address.
He noted that many law enforcers are on duty on their profession holiday. "I am sure that you, like your comrades, are ready to face any danger to help people, to stop and neutralize any criminal," he stressed.
He thanked policemen for their devotion to their duties and fidelity to the people, the motherland and their oath, and for their contribution to the defense of state and public interests, rights and freedoms of people.
The president noted that the number of grave crimes is decreasing in the country. "There are visible results in combating organized crime, drug trafficking," Putin said. "The number of traffic accidents is also decreasing, as is juvenile crime."
"I expect you to continue your efforts to prevent and combat any manifestations of violence, arbitrariness and corruption. Among priorities is combating extremism, violations of migration laws, cybercrime," he said.
"I know how courageously and boldly interior ministry employees are acting during the special military operation, thwarting acts of sabotage, ensuring law and order in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, in the Zaporozhye and Kherson Regions," he said.
Day of Police and Internal Affairs Servicemen's Day, commonly known as Police Day, id marked in Russia on November 10.