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25 May 2020, 16:53

CIS IPA: Nuremberg Tribunal results should not be revised

MINSK, 25 May (BelTA) – The results of the Second World War enshrined in the documents of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg should not be revised, reads the address issued by the CIS IPA Council to the CIS peoples and the international community on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Victory, BelTA learned from the CIS IPA press service.

The text of the address has been posted on the CIS IPA website. The document was signed by the heads of parliaments of nine states: Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. “The CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly believes that it is unacceptable to deliberately, purposefully distort the causes and course of the Second World War, to review its results enshrined in the decisions of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, and condemns the attempts to heroize fascism and its accomplices. The victory was achieved by the joint efforts of many countries united to fight the aggressor, and the peoples of the Soviet Union, its armed forces played a decisive role in the defeat of Nazism,” the address reads.

The CIS IPA Council calls on the parliaments and governments of the CIS countries, international organizations to resist the rehabilitation of the Nazi ideology, to fight against the manifestations of aggressive nationalism and to support the initiative to recognize the Victory over Nazism in World War II as a world heritage of mankind, and monuments to fighters against Nazism in all countries - the world memorial of mankind. “We reaffirm that the CIS countries are committed to the principles of democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law, to enhancing the stability in interstate relations and to advocating an open international dialogue to maintain peace, prosperity and the security of peoples, the address says.

The CIS IPA stressed that the Great Victory will remain in the history of the whole world forever. “The peoples of our countries have shown indestructible firmness, unprecedented strength of spirit, nobility and readiness to help their neighbors to get rid of the Nazi plague. We highly appreciate the courage of the peoples of the countries of the anti-Hitler coalition, of all those who opposed Nazism and contributed to the overall victory,” the address says.

In the CIS the year 2020 has been named the Year of the 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

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