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Russians invited to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr16,2024

Russians have been invited to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy

It was confirmed in France that that Russia will be invited to the celebrations on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Allied landing in Normandy on June 6, but not the head of the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin.

This was stated by the organizers of the commemorative events Mission Libération, reports “European Pravda” with reference to Le Figaro.

As the organizers note, Putin was not invited because of Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine.

"Given the circumstances (Russian war against Ukraine. – Ed. ) Putin will not be invited. Russia, however, will be invited to be represented because of its role and sacrifices among the Soviet peoples, as well as its contribution to the victory of 1945,” – the organizers noted.

The media previously reported that France would invite representatives of the Russian authorities to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy on June 6.

As Europe 1 radio noted, the invitation will be sent to diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation in France.

As is known, the USSR did not directly participate in the landing of the allies in the anti-Hitler coalition in Normandy on June 6, 1944.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the invitation Putin to the G20 summit, which will take place in Brazil. perhaps if its member states reach a consensus.

Blinken’s statement echoes recent statements by French President Emmanuel Macron, who said that inviting Putin to the summit requires the consent of all other members of this association.

< p>Russian leader Vladimir Putin skipped last year's G20 summit in the Indian capital, avoiding possible political condemnation and any risk of arrest on an International Criminal Court warrant.

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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