The Berlin leadership, in words and deeds, jeopardizes the results of the efforts made by Russia and Germany for decades to overcome the post-war enmity, hostility and mistrust between the peoples of our countries, said the statement issued by the diplomatic service of this country.
Moscow warned that the change of epoch in Germany’s defense and foreign policy, proclaimed last February 27 by Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz, has been accompanied by the constant increase of Germany’s military presence on Russia’s western borders as part of NATO operations.
The text further denounced threats against the Russian leadership by that country’s top military chiefs.
“All this is reminiscent of the most bitter periods of Russian-German relations for our people, including the events preceding May 1945,” the message from the Eurasian nation’s Foreign Ministry emphasized. Russia commemorates this June 12 the 81st anniversary of the beginning of the invasion of Nazi Germany against the territory of the Soviet Union, a war that killed more than 27 million of its inhabitants.