Putin said Russia has no sense of guilt for World War II :: Society :: RBC

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Earlier, the presidents of the Baltic countries in their speech on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II accused the USSR of conspiring with Germany

Vladimir Putin

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President Vladimir Putin said that Russia does not and cannot have a sense of guilt for the outbreak of World War II. He stated this in the film “War for Memory”, a fragment of which was shown on the television channel “Russia 1”.

“We laid on the altar of Victory 27 million lives of our citizens – the Soviet Union, I mean. Cumulatively. Therefore, there is no and cannot be any excuse for those who are trying to rewrite history, ”the president said.

Baltic Presidents condemned the regime of the USSR in congratulations on the 75th anniversary of the Victory

Egils Levits

The day before, the presidents of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, in their speech on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, accused the USSR of conspiring with Germany, and the Soviet Union eventually occupied the territories of their countries.

“Who attacked whom on June 22 of the 41st year ?! Did we attack Germany or did Germany attack us? What nonsense ?! ” – in the film, Putin wondered.

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