In a dispute over the events that preceded the start of World War II, Estonia’s parliament on Wednesday called on Russia to recognize the Soviet Union’s role as “one of the main initiators” of world conflicts. According to the DPA agency, only one member of parliament opposed this resolution. In it, the Estonian legislator also condemned “attempts by the authorities of the Russian Federation to rewrite history”.
A parliamentary resolution said World War II was a “direct consequence” of the August 1939 German-Soviet non-aggression pact, known as the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact, and its secret amendments on the division of spheres of influence.
The DPA wrote that parliament adopted the text of the resolution months before the 80th anniversary of the occupation Estonia by the Red Army and its subsequent incorporation into the Soviet Union. The same fate befell the other two Baltic states, Lithuania and Latvia.
About the events before the start of the Second World War, S Russia Poland’s strife for months after Russian President Vladimir Putin said recently that Warsaw participated in the start of the war, namely with its territorial demands on Czechoslovakia.
The Kremlin referred to the fact that the Soviet Union, by concluding the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact, wanted to prevent an attack by Nazi Germany. The German Wehrmacht invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, shortly after which the Soviet Union also attacked it from the east. Germany launched a campaign against the Soviet Union in June 1941.
Today’s Russian officials remember that the Soviet Union made great sacrifices in the war against Hitler’s Germany and made a decisive contribution to its defeat. A spectacular celebration of victory in World War II is planned for May 9 in Russia.
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