Commemorative Ceremony to Mark the 83rd Anniversary of the Start of the Great Patriotic War is Held in Brussels

Submitted on Sat, 06/22/2024 - 09:24

On 22 June 2024, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Russian Mission to the EU Kirill Logvinov laid flowers at the communal cemetery in Evere, Brussels, at the monument to Soviet citizens who had died in the fight against Nazism.

The processes we are witnessing in the European Union today can hardly be called anything other than historical revisionism. Some European countries are trying to shake off the burden of responsibility. Others are partially erasing their own history for purely opportunistic reasons. In this way, they are drawing dividing lines within the EU and crossing out the feat of the Europeans who put up resistance and sacrificed their lives to contribute to the common victory over Nazi Germany.

The continuing attempts by the West to falsify the history of the Second World War and to deliberately downplay the role of the Red Army in liberating Europe from Nazi slavery are part of the hybrid war being waged against our country. The decisions not to invite Russia to the commemorations in Normandy, Mauthausen and Auschwitz concentration camps are perceived in the world as a disgrace to today's Europe.

Russia will not allow anyone to overturn the outcome of the Second World War and the judgements of the Nuremberg Tribunal. Our country will continue to uphold justice and moral principles in the international arena. We will continue to honour the memory of those who gave their lives for the future of the European continent.