Putin congratulates peoples of former USSR on 75th anniversary of Victory

08.05.2020, Moscow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the leaders and citizens of foreign countries on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War (WWII) on May 8, the Kremlin press service reports.

The President congratulated the leaders and citizens citizens of Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldavia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and South Ossetia on the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. He also sent congratulatory messages to the peoples of Georgia and Ukraine.

Putin recalled the labor and military feats of all the peoples of the former USSR and stressed that “It is the sacred duty… to preserve forever the memory of those who defended the freedom of their native land at the cost of innumerable sacrifices and hardships.”

The President stated that “any attempts to rewrite the results of the Great Patriotic War, to whitewash or consign to oblivion the inhuman crimes committed by the Nazis and their accomplices” are unacceptable.

The head of Russia expressed hope that “the shared memory of the heroic deeds of our fathers and grandfathers would have a constructive impact on bilateral cooperation in a variety of areas and on partnering to confront modern threats and challenges.”

The President also congratulated veterans, partisans and home front workers on Victory Day and wished them health, well-being and long life.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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