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MEDIA MESSAGE

 

In connection with the plans of the Lviv authorities to destroy a copy of the Order of the Patriotic War at the military memorial Field of Mars, on July 30, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine sent a note to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia demanding that the Ukrainian side fulfill international obligations and norms of national legislation on the protection and preservation of military memorials. Such obligations are enshrined, among other things, in the Agreement on perpetuating the memory of the courage and heroism of the peoples of the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, to which Ukraine is a party.

We strongly condemn the course taken by the Ukrainian authorities to dismantle monuments to Soviet soldiers and the very memory of their feat in the fight against fascism. We call on the leadership of Ukraine to abandon the falsification of history and attempts to deprive Ukrainian citizens of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, achieved by the joint efforts of all the peoples of the former Soviet Union.

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