At the commemorative ceremonies in the capital of Russia and Kiev 9 and may 8, Switzerland will be represented by ambassadors in the Russian Federation and Ukraine, said the press service of the Federal Council of the Confederation.
in a government communiqu? notes that the Federal Council adheres to the traditional practice, which is to simply participate in a memorable international events, " reports the news Agency.
The Swiss Confederation was not involved in the Second world war, following the policy of neutrality, and days 8 and 9 may not happen in the Alpine Republic public holidays." bearing in mind that commemorative events are held this year in many countries, the Federal Council decided to continue the policy practiced in the last few years, " says the government." in 2010, in celebration in the capital of Russia on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the end of the Second world war was attended by the Ambassador of Switzerland to pay tribute to 27 million victims suffered by the Soviet Union government, who paid the heaviest price in this tragedy, " - said in the report.