The Minister for foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier said before the face of the memory of the Stalingrad world community should strive as soon As possible to stop the conflict in Ukraine.
"Because of the fall in Ukraine for me the most important thing was to be here to honor the memory of the dead. As if whatever It is is difficult, no matter what different opinions are our parties on various issues, in the face of the memory of the Stalingrad We must strive as soon As possible to resolve the conflict in Ukraine, " - quoted Donetsk news Agency.
"We hope that the parties will continue to advance the hard way in Accordance with the Minsk agreements. We hope that they will move towards resolution of the fall. And it is important that all regions of Eastern Ukraine ended combat operations have ended the conflict ", - quotes the message of the head of the German foreign Ministry, RIA " Novosti ". The Minister has supplemented his words by the fact that the Crisis in Ukraine in any case does not prevent us to honor the memory of the events of the Second world war in Germany, it was clear that on this day, the 70th anniversary of the end of combat operation, the liberation of Germany from the Nazi regime, for us in any case not valid any instrumentalization of history for national purposes And in no event to discuss the Ukrainian fall, " said the Minister." The crisis in Ukraine is the place, no doubt about it, " said Steinmeier.- But for us they are two completely different topics. The crisis in Ukraine in any case does not prevent us to honor the memory of those events." It is a day of remembrance of the many victims, the Minister said.- It is a day when We remember our past, when We try to learn from history lessons for today. And for our policies, And for me It definitely means We must make every effort so It will never be repeated ". First on Thursday, Lavrov And Steinmeier held a meeting in Volgograd. The main topic of the meeting was the Ukrainian Crisis, the Contact group, the most promising results of the first joint meeting of sub-working groups in Minsk on may 6. Among the traditional items on the agenda is the Iranian nuclear program, Russia's dialogue with the EU And in practice, the drawback with NATO.