Selakovic congratulates Minister Lavrov on Victory Day

08. May 2021.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Nikola Selakovic sent a congratulatory message on the occasion of the Victory Day over fascism to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov.

"The Russian people and other peoples of the Soviet Union defeated not only the aggressors, but also the enemies of all free humanity by heroically defending their homeland in the Second World War, and today no-one may have any doubt that the Russian people is the one who had on this day dealt a death blow to the most dangerous ideology and killing machine the world has ever seen", reads the congratulatory message from the Head of Serbian diplomacy, adding that the Serbian people was proud of its anti-fascist tradition and the fact that during Second World War it had organized the first and most massive armed guerrilla resistance in the occupied territories, and that it saw every victory of the great Red Army as its own victory.

Selakovic pointed out that Serbia would remain firmly on the position of fostering the truth about the Second World War and against attempts to diminish the crucial and key role of the Soviet Union and the heroic Russian people in the victory over Nazism through historical revisionism, and underlined in particular that much like the Serbian and Russian peoples were allies then in the fight against world-scale evil, they will today as well be united in fostering the memory of the suffering and unwavering resistance of our ancestors.

"The fire at the Memorial Cemetery of the Belgrade Liberators, where Yugoslav and Soviet heroes rest side by side, will burn forever, and our memory of the glorious moments of our common history and our determination to fight together for peace and multilateralism in the world and against every ideology of evil will be eternal as well", Minister Selakovic concluded in his congratulatory message.