Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany refused to celebrate anniversary of Nazi surrender in Berlin with Russian representatives

Berlin Mayor Michael Muller invited ambassadors of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus to commemorative event on occasion of end of World War II on May 2

The Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany Andriy Melnik refused to participate in commemorative events in Berlin with representatives of Russia on the occasion of the end of World War II in Berlin on May 2. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reports on Facebook, as well as the Berlin newspaper Tagesspiegel.

“Even in my worst nightmare, I could not imagine laying wreaths with a representative of a country that has been fighting a cynical and bloody war in eastern Ukraine for more than 6 years. Today, 14 thousand Ukrainians were killed in the course of the ongoing Russian aggression,” Ukrainian diplomat explained his decision.

Melnyk noted that he appreciates the invitation of the mayor of Berlin, because in this way the indisputable contribution of the Ukrainian people to the liberation of Europe from the violent Nazi regime is recognized.

The diplomat recalled that 6 million Ukrainians fought in the Red Army, and every second of them did not live to see the end of the war. More than 5 million civilians of Ukraine were killed by the Nazis. However, in public discussions in Germany, Soviet victims are often identified with Russian victims, Melnik noted.

The ambassador emphasized that honoring the victims of the crushing war was a moral duty for him, however, he was forced to refrain from participating in memorial events on May 2 due to the Russian annexation of Crimea and the occupation of a significant part of Donbass.

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Europe from the “brown plague”, Miller called on the Bundestag and Berlin authorities to finally build a memorial in the center of the German capital for 8 million victims of Nazism.

Berlin Mayor Michael Muller wanted to mark the end of World War II together with representatives of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. A few weeks ago, ambassadors of three countries received an invitation from the burgomaster to attend the ceremony of laying wreaths at the memorial on Schulenburgring Street in the Tempelhof district of Berlin on May 2.

As we reported before, the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) of Germany plans to reject the application of Nord Stream 2 AG building the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, for exemption from the EU gas directive.

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9 comments

  • “Miller called on the Bundestag and Berlin authorities to finally build a memorial in the center of the German capital for 8 million victims of Nazism.”

    Why not spend the money on a memorial to the victims of Communism? The death toll from the Nazis pales into comparison, when compared to the deaths resulting from Stalinism.

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  • ‘“Even in my worst nightmare, I could not imagine laying wreaths with a representative of a country that has been fighting a cynical and bloody war in eastern Ukraine for more than 6 years. Today, 14 thousand Ukrainians were killed in the course of the ongoing Russian aggression,” Ukrainian diplomat explained his decision.’
    Quite right. Good man.
    Germany has at least admitted its culpability, but has not paid one penny in reparations to Ukraine. This despite the fact that the nazis murdered ten million Ukrainians in WW2: 25% of its population. 1m Ukrainian Jews (17% of the entire victims of the Holocaust), 4m Ukrainian Red Army conscripts and 5m Ukrainian civilians.
    Russia has owned up and apologised to nothing, despite murdering 1m in the artificial famines of the early 1920’s and in 1947/48, 4m in the Holodomor and to quote Ukraine World: ‘unknown millions were also victims of the Soviet GULAG, as the Ukrainian intelligentsia was practically annihilated in the 1930s, and many prominent dissidents were sent to the GULAG after Khrushchev’s short-lived Ottepel.’ (Ottepel: thaw).

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  • onlyfactsplease

    A very wise and righteous decision. There is no reason to step side-by-side with representatives of a criminal and aggressive nation, even for such an occasion. Let the krauts and the Belorussians swallow their puny pride in doing so. Ukraine is not pride-less, despite having a grossly incompetent clown president.

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    • On 20 April 1945, Hitler’s birthday, the 1st Belorussian Front led by Marshal Georgy Zhukov, advancing from the east and north, started shelling Berlin’s city centre, while Marshal Ivan Konev’s 1st Ukrainian Front broke through Army Group Centre and advanced towards the southern suburbs of Berlin.

      Belorussians troops and Ukrainian troops liberated Berlin. Not the drunk Russian Army!!!!!

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    • For Rusian trolls!

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