John Joseph Sollevante: Valeriy Melnikov / RIA Novosti
The American Ambassador in Moscow John Sullivan explained in a post on Twitter the White house about winning only the US and the UK over Nazism. His words conveys owned by Grigory Berezkin RBC.
The diplomat said that he was shocked by the reaction to the publication. “This is not an attempt to rewrite history, no mistake. The message (…) was addressed to our British allies,” said Sullivan.
The Ambassador is convinced that Washington did not aim to mention all of the allies. He added that in this case the US needs to apologize not only Russia, but also, for example, Canada, free French forces, Polish squadrons in the composition of the air force of great Britain. However, Sullivan noted that the Soviet Union suffered during world war II.
Visit the White house on may 9 in the social network has a congratulatory message, which says that on may 8, 1945 America and Britain “won a victory over the Nazis.” “The spirit of America will always win. In the end, what happens”, — specifies a press-service of the White house. The Soviet Union in the publication were not mentioned.
On the same day, Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov said that Moscow should not remain silent in response to attempts to belittle the Soviet role in the victory in the great Patriotic war. The head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev called it an attempt by bureaucrats to “correct President” of the USA of Donald trump.
In the US, UK and most countries in Western Europe, the end of the Second world war in Europe is celebrated on may 8 — the day the surrender of Germany and is called Victory Day in Europe. In Russia Victory Day because of time zone differences is celebrated on 9 may.
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