The President of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic expressed support for Russia in its fight against the epidemic of the coronavirus and noted “the contribution of the red army” to victory over fascism. This is stated in his telegram to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Despite the cooling in relations between the two countries and voiced in the address of Mr. Djukanovic accusations of Russophobia, the Montenegrin leader actively many European politicians promoting the thesis about the “huge role of the Soviet Union in the liberation of Europe and victory over fascism”. The details of Podgorica — the correspondent of “Kommersant” in the Balkans Gennady Sysoev.In a telegram to Russian President Milo Djukanovic expressed his condolences with victims of the epidemic of coronavirus in Russia and sympathy with the families of the victims and the “friendly Russian people”. “The world is faced with the biggest global health crisis in recent history, and its unpredictable consequences show that solidarity, cooperation, mutual understanding and trust is the only adequate and effective response to this challenge,”— says the President of Montenegro.But perhaps even more important is the other part of the message of the Montenegrin leader. According to him, the world is facing a dangerous epidemic “in the year when we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the allied victory over fascism, to which an immeasurable contribution was made by the Red army and the base of which is carved a nationwide uprising in Montenegro on 13 July, the first in enslaved Europe.”A similar argument Milo Djukanovic announced and held in early September last year in Poland the celebrations of the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second world war, which the organizers of the Russia was not invited. Despite the cooling in Russian-Montenegrin relations and sounding from Moscow to the address of the President of Montenegro accusations of Russophobia, he then recalled the “tremendous role the Soviet Union played in the liberation of Europe and victory over fascism”, expressing regret that representatives of the Russian Federation was not invited to events in Poland. And then also touched on another from the point of view of Moscow theme, saying the growing influence of nationalist forces who seek to “rewrite history, to belittle the efforts of the liberators in the victory over fascism and at the same time to question the responsibility of those who were on the side of fascism.”The address of the Montenegrin leader may indicate that his September statements were not random and that Podgorica is interested in the full normalization of relations with Moscow. To the President of Montenegro, “b” did not deny this interpretation of his message.
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