Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk laid wreaths at the memorial to the Soviet wars in Berlin after his Russian counterpart Sergei Nechaev. This was reported on Friday, may 8, by RIA Novosti with reference to the broadcast of the ceremony on the ZDF channel.
“The victory was and remains one for all”
Vladimir Putin called on the peoples of different countries to remember the lessons of the past war, Not only the Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergey Nechaev, but also the heads of diplomatic missions of Armenia and Moldova took part in the ceremony near the memorial in Tiergarten Park.
In addition, the event was attended by the mayor of Berlin Michael Mueller and other officials.
After a minute of silence, all present laid flowers at the statue of the red army soldier, which symbolizes the end of the war.
However, the Ukrainian delegation arrived at the monument an hour after their colleagues to lay wreaths.
In early may, Melnyk refused Muller’s offer to lay flowers together with the heads of the diplomatic missions of Russia and Belarus at the building where the capitulation of the Wehrmacht troops in Berlin was signed 75 years ago.
However, in February, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that we should not forget about the historical and cultural roots that unite Russia and Ukraine. He noted that in the modern world, associations effort gives a competitive advantage, and the fragmentation makes the country weaker.