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On Thursday, April 13, a journalist from Komsomolskaya Pravda suggested that the official representative of the Kremlin continue with the following topic…
… – Dmitry Sergeevich, on Wednesday, April 5, I asked … There was a request to comment on the initiative of the President of the Russian Bar Association, Sergey Stepashin, which was supported by the State Duma, supported by the Ministry of Defense… By recognizing as genocide the actions of the German army and its allies during the Great Patriotic War on the territory of the USSR. These documents have been in the Kremlin for at least three weeks. And you said that you would definitely clarify whether any other state act on this issue will be adopted, perhaps a decree or a law. Have you been able to clarify this?
“You know, I’m not ready to say it yet,” Peskov replied. – This issue is on the agenda, it is very sensitive for our society, for our country.
Various options are still being considered, but no decisions have been made on them.
– Tell me, – I continued, – and before Victory Day, before May 9, can any decision be made, in your opinion?
– I don’t know, – said the press secretary, – that some dates were set as deadlines.
I explained to him, because he was aware: – No, no dates were set, let’s wait. Thank you very much, Dmitry Sergeevich.
BY THE WAY
Once again, we remember what documents we are talking about.
The statement of the lower house of parliament, which was sent to the Kremlin, says: The State Duma recognizes the criminal acts of the Nazi invaders and their accomplices against the civilian population of the USSR as “genocide of the peoples of the Soviet Union.” . “
Sergei Stepashin and the deputies were guided by the UN Charter, the verdict of the Nuremberg Tribunal and the Conventions – “On the prevention of genocide” and – “On the inapplicability of the statute of limitation to war crimes.”
And in his letters to the State Duma, Sergei Vadimovich also recalled that of the 27 million who died in the USSR during the war years, 18 million were civilians. In Leningrad alone, 1 million people died of hunger … Stepashin told about this on the air of Radio Komsomolskaya Pravda.
In order not to rewrite history: The actions of the German army during the Great Patriotic War were recognized as genocide
The State Duma supported Sergei Stepashin’s proposal to recognize the actions of the German army during the Great Patriotic War as genocide (details)