Putin dubs attempts to distort WWII outcomes as 'shady geopolitical games'
MOSCOW. Sept 1 (Interfax) - Attempts to distort the results of WWII aim to fuel feuds between countries and peoples, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.
"Efforts by certain countries to glorify and exonerate war criminals and their henchmen are an outrageous flouting of the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials. This is an outright insult to the memory of millions who fell in the war. The goal of such historical speculations is obvious: they are used in shady geopolitical games with the purpose of sowing feud between countries and peoples," Putin said.
"Today, both in Europe and in Asia, we witness the attempts to falsify the history of World War II, to promote loose and distorted interpretations of the events that are not based on facts, particularly events of the pre-war and post-war periods," he said in an interview with Tass and Xinhua ahead of his visit to China.