Putin congratulated the leaders and peoples of several countries, as well as the DNR and LNR on Victory Day

08 May

On the occasion of the 77th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, Vladimir Putin sent messages of greetings to the leaders and people of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, the Donetsk People's Republic, the Lugansk People's Republic, as well as the peoples of Georgia and Ukraine, the Kremlin website reported on Sunday.


In his messages, the President specifically noted that on this day we pay tribute and show our respect to the soldiers and home front workers who crushed Nazism "at the cost of innumerable sacrifices and hardships".


The Kremlin pointed out that the Russian leader stated in his congratulations that it is common duty is to prevent the revival of Nazism, which brought "so much suffering to the people of different countries". Putin said it is necessary to "preserve and pass on to posterity"  the truth about the events of the war years, and the common spiritual values and traditions of fraternal friendship. Vladimir Putin wished for the younger generations to be worthy of the memory of their fathers and grandfathers.

Addressing the leaders and citizens of foreign states, Vladimir Putin conveyed words of sincere gratitude to the veterans of the front and home front, wishing them good health, prosperity and longevity.



Congratulations to the leaders of the DNR and LNR, citizens of Ukraine


In his messages to the heads of the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics, the Russian leader noted that "today our military personnel, like their ancestors", are fighting shoulder to shoulder for the liberation of their native land from Nazi filth and expressed confidence that, as in 1945, victory would be ours. 


In addition, the Kremlin added,  in a message addressed to the veterans of the Great Patriotic War and citizens of Ukraine, Putin "emphasized the unacceptability of revenge on the part of the ideological followers" of those who were defeated in the Great Patriotic War.

As follows from the text of this message, Putin drew attention to the fact that 77 years ago, thanks to the courage and heroism of the front-line soldiers and partisans, the fortitude and selflessness of toilers of the rear, fascism, "which sought to enslave Europe, which brought pain and suffering to tens of millions of people" was crushed. "The incalculable sacrifices made in the name of the common victory were the guarantee of our life and freedom. The memory of this cannot be consigned to oblivion," the Russian leader stressed. Unfortunately, the message says, today Nazism "is once again raising its head and trying to impose its barbaric, inhuman order".


The Russian leader extended his sincere congratulations to Ukrainian war veterans and citizens of Ukraine on Victory Day, calling it "a common great holiday." The Russian president wished the veterans fortitude, good health and longevity, and a peaceful and fair future for all Ukrainians.




GSV "Russia - Islamic World"

Photo: official website of the President of RF

Based on materials TASS