Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a telephone conversation with President of Russia Vladimir Putin said about the decisive contribution of the Soviet Union to “achieve victory over the common enemy.” This was reported on the Kremlin website on Friday, may 8.

The sides expressed readiness for dialogue and cooperation on issues on the agenda of Russian-British relations.

The Russian leader, in turn, noted that Moscow remember the heroism of British sailors, members of the Northern convoys, “through which the Soviet army and industry received the necessary in the course of the war weapons and materials.”

On the eve of Victory Day, Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory message on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war leaders of former USSR countries and separate citizens of Georgia and Ukraine. Congratulatory telegrams were also sent to the leaders of the anti-Hitler coalition. So, in the book American counterpart Putin said that Moscow will never forget about the Soviet-American military cooperation.

Earlier Friday, the Russian President spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. They exchanged congratulations in connection with 75-th anniversary of the liberation of Europe and the world from fascism.