Russian Diplomats Remind V-Day Is About Shared Victory
Attempts to falsify and rewrite the history of World War II are a dangerous path, a top Russian diplomat has warned, stressing that it is important to remember that the victory belongs to all the allies who fought Nazism.
As the world is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the end of the bloodiest conflict in human history this year, radical elements in some countries are trying to bring the ideologies that were fought against back to life, Russian Foreign Ministry's representative for Human Rights and the Rule of Law, Konstantin Dolgov, said on Wednesday.
"Unfortunately the Neo-Nazis feel more than comfortable in Ukraine and this fact is extremely dangerous as it destabilizes the situation in the country," Dolgov said.
The diplomat stressed that these processes had been ongoing for a long time, adding that "extremism, terrorism and neo-Nazism as an extreme form of extremism have no national borders. And it is easy for them to trespass from one county to another. So the threat is common."
Dolgov noted that certain forces in the West are currently attempting to diminish Russia's role in defeating Nazi Germany in WWII, falsifying facts and heroizing the Nazis and their accomplices.