The joint statement on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the World War II on behalf of the foreign ministers of eleven countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – was adopted in Bratislava at the 26th OSCE Ministerial Council.
“We remember all those who showed unprecedented courage at the front line and in the rear and saved our civilization from destruction. Bow our heads in memory of the feat of the anti-fascist underground organizations, victims of the “death camps” and blockades of peaceful cities”, – says the statement.
The document calls on all countries to honor the memory of the heroes-liberators and maintain the proper condition of military graves.
The authors of the statement strongly condemn acts of vandalism against memorial objects, attempts to falsify the results of the World War II.
The document also warns about the danger of suppression of crimes motivated by ethnic and religious hatred, which can inevitably lead the world to a new catastrophe.
In this regard, the importance of the UN Resolution on combating the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism, as well as the UN Convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide of 1948 as an important international instrument is recognized.
“We reaffirm our commitment to the idea of a free, democratic, common and indivisible Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security community. The feat of the soldiers-winners of the World War II and their selfless sacrifice should be an eternal order for future generations – to strengthen the world on the principles of justice, equality and indivisibility of security”, the statement concludes.
Recall that during the October CIS summit in Ashgabat, the leaders of the Commonwealth approved the decision to adopt an Address of the heads of states of the Commonwealth of Independent States to the peoples of the Commonwealth countries and the world community on occasion of the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic war of 1941-1945.
Touching upon this topic during the CIS Council of heads of state, the President of Turkmenistan stressed that this date is sacred for all nations, and highlighted the efforts of the CIS countries to preserve and strengthen the historical memory of soldiers, officers and those who served at the rear and made an invaluable contribution to the victory through their martial work.