The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova protested the video about the so-called “forest brothers”, published in the official account of NATO in Twitter. Your comment Zakharov published in Facebook.
In the comments she urged to stop NATO’s attempts to distort history. “If today Bandera — the hero and the “Forest brothers” partisans, which saved the Baltic, then what will happen tomorrow?” — she wrote.
A video about “forest brothers” appeared in the account NATO on Twitter on Wednesday. In it, they are called fighters against the “Soviet invaders”. Also in the video advertised the film dedicated to them.
The “forest brothers” informally referred to as illegal armed groups operating in the 1940-1950-ies on the territory of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. These compounds acted against the Soviet power and the restoration of the state independence of these republics, lost in 1940 after the annexation of the Baltic States. The largest scale movement gained in Lithuania, where their hands in the years 1944-1958 administration killed more than 25 thousand people.