MOSCOW, may 11. Claim US victory over Nazism made with the intention to disavow the statement of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the United States Donald trump made at the end of April on the occasion of the anniversary meeting on the Elbe Soviet and American troops. This opinion was expressed on Monday by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in an interview to the program “Evening with Vladimir Solovyov” on TV channel “Russia-1”.
Earlier, the White house has published in social networks a video laying by the President of the United States Donald trump a wreath at the world war II Memorial, accompanied by the text: “may 8, 1945, the United States and Britain have won the victory over Nazism. The American spirit will always win.”
“It was all done for two reasons. Firstly, it is, of course, desire to disavow the effect of the joint statement of the President of Russia and the President of the United States, which was dedicated to the meeting on the Elbe, she said. – And this here is the tweet, as we understand it, was to neutralize this effect. He’s just not United. The purpose of this tweet, this message was not to unite, but to divide the country, to isolate only two of the winners, completely forget that win are the people, soldiers, civilians, home front workers – millions of people”.
The second reason of such behavior of the American side the official representative of the foreign Ministry considers attempts of information warfare that are being made regularly with a view to rewrite history. “Have a serious conversation with the American side on all these issues. The form is selected, the corresponding and appropriate”, she said.
Zakharova also said that in the US there are forces that are not happy with the country’s participation in cooperation with other partners on critical issues. They wish to emphasize the uniqueness of their country. “Such tweets is not only a rewriting of world history, the history of the Second world war, a rewriting of history of the United States,” she said.
Meeting on the Elbe
On April 25, the leaders of Russia Vladimir Putin and the United States Donald trump issued a joint statement on the occasion of the 75th anniversary meeting of Soviet and American troops on the Elbe. The document stresses that this meeting was “the harbinger of a decisive defeat of the Nazi regime”, it was the culmination of “the enormous efforts of many countries and peoples”, which joined in the Declaration by United Nations from 1942.
The two leaders also noted the contribution of millions of men and women, produced on the labor front, a huge number of military products. The presidents of Russia and the United States called “spirit of the Elbe” as an example of how “our country can put aside conflict, to build trust and cooperate for a common purpose.” In conclusion, Putin and trump emphasized the heroic feat of all those who fought together to defeat fascism, will never be forgotten.