21 Nov 2018 10:13

Russia, Belarus should pool efforts to counter WWII misinterpretation attempts - Lavrov

MINSK. Nov 21 (Interfax) - Moscow is concerned about the attempts to falsify history and urges Minsk to counter such trends together, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"Much attention is given to the memory of our common history. So we cannot help but be concerned about the harmful trends of misinterpretation of the events of the Great Patriotic War (of 1941-1945) and World War II. Attempts to excuse or glorify Nazi's accomplices are ongoing," Lavrov said at a joint collegium meeting of the foreign ministries of Russia and Belarus in Minsk on Wednesday.

"Given the circumstances, it is our common task to resist those trends," Lavrov said.

He underlined the importance of interaction with young people and expressed hope that the next generation of Russians and Belarusians would use the advantages provided by the Union State.