Comment by the Information and Press Department regarding the statement by EU Commissioner for Justice Martine Reicherts on the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes
We took note of the irresponsible statement made by member of the outgoing European Commission Martine Reichert on 23 August, in which she blamed Russia, a victor country, for unleashing World War II, on the eve of celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the defeat of fascism. We consider her statement to be an act of treacherous sacrilege that blurs the lines between good and evil and insults the memory of the 27 million Soviet people who sacrificed their lives to rid the world of the fascist plague.
The judgments made at Nuremberg have not been reversed, and yet the European Union condones neo-Nazi manifestations in Baltic countries and sympathises with fascist thugs in Ukraine.
Ms Reicherts could have used her brief tenure as EU Commissioner to demonstrate the European Union’s commitment to the core values it professes, instead of trying to make headlines by playing on the Russophobia that is becoming fashionable in the politics of some European countries.
26 August 2014