Contents tagged with World War II
The Chinese translation of the article "75th Anniversary of the Great Victory: Shared Responsibility to History and our Future," in which Putin justifies the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, holds the Polish leadership responsible for Hitler's attack on the country and calls the Baltic countries' accession to the USSR legal, appeared on the Chinese version of the Sputnik website (part of the "Russia Today") on June 20.
According to the news outlet Meduza, the article was blocked on the same day and, …
Ukraine's Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk declined an invitation of Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller to attend a joint wreath-laying ceremony at Memorial Plaque Schulenburgring 2, where the Wehrmacht troops, who were defending Berlin, surrendered on May 2, 1945, reported the German publication Tagesspiegel.
"A few weeks ago, three ambassadors received an invitation from Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller. Together with representatives of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, he wanted to lay a wreath this …
Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland’s ruling party, Law and Justice, told Bild in an interview that Russia must pay Poland reparation for World War II.
Kaczyński would not specify the possible reparation amount before the special commission has announced its results, DW notes.
However, the Polish politician expressed doubt that during the current generation’s lifetime Moscow will ever admit responsibility for “destroying Poland’s economy, roads, factories, historical buildings and cultural …
A resolution against Russian propaganda could be put forward during the next session of Polish parliament, said Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska, Deputy Marshal of Poland’s Seijm, in a tweet.
“The fight against lies about Poland and history must be consistent and intense in order to be effective. At the next session of the Sejm, I will present a draft resolution on Russian propaganda,” she wrote, adding that parliament needs a unified position in order to protect the country’s good name.
No Russian representatives were invited to the commemorative events in Poland on the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II due to Russia’s disinterest in maintaining the “spirit of historical truth”, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sęk told the Maryja radio station in an interview.
He noted that Poland invited representatives of the EU, NATO and the Eastern Partnership, which includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Russia, however, is …
It would be inappropriate for Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the events commemorating the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, said Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin.
Sasin called the Russian president “the leader of a country that is using armed aggression against its neighbors”. “And I think that it would be inappropriate to commemorate the anniversary of armed aggression against Poland with the attendance of a leader who is using the same methods against his …
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz explained to his Russian colleague Sergey Lavrov why Russia has not been invited to the commemorative events for the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II in September. According to Czaputowicz, Russia has not and will not be invited, because they want to commemorate “in a European circle”. The Polish minister also remarked that in 1939, it was Russia that freed Adolf Hitler’s hands, Sieci reports.
“States from NATO, the European Union and the …
The Japanese government would like to make peace with Russia during the new era of Reiwa (“Harmony” or “Blossoming peace”) which began with Emperor Naruhito’s ascension to the throne on 1 May this year, said Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono.
“If possible, we would like to deal with two problems during the Reiwa era – to sign a peace treaty with Russia and to bring the citizens captured by North Korea back to their homeland,” the minister said in a TV interview.
He added that, during the …
During his visit to the Brest Fortress, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that he sees a recent tendency to “privatize victory” in Russia, reported BelTA news agency.
“It is not surprising that Russia is privatizing the victory [over Germany]. As if there were no others in the war - Belarusians, Ukrainians, Georgians, Armenians, Tajiks, and Turkmen. The entire Soviet Union fought…So I look very negatively at such statements that someone achieved this victory alone,” Lukashenko …
Without the millions of Ukrainian soldiers on the World War II battlefields, the world war would not have ended, as stated by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on May 9 in a speech at the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War in front of soldiers from the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“Without the millions of soldiers, the Ukrainian soldiers on the World War II battlefields, the world war would not have ended. It would probably have lasted a lot longer,” the president …