The head of Germany Joachim gauck gave to understand that he plans to visit Moscow in the year of the 70th anniversary of the end of world war II because of the events in Ukraine.
"I don't think now is the right time to do this during this military confrontation. I would like to have the best times, " said gauck on the last working day of the week in the air Inforadio. At the same time, according to his statement, he does not want to forget the contribution of Soviet soldiers in the liberation of Germany.
"I am grateful to all politicians And representatives of civil society, intelligentsia, who built bridges of understanding between peoples). The fact that East Germans, as well as the poles, Czechs, Slovaks And baits, have experienced some form of liberation than West Germans, this case does not prevent us to appreciate what made the Soviet soldiers for the liberation from fascism). And I'll do it ", - said the head of Germany. According to him, the most he wants to honor the memory And suffering " million Soviet prisoners of war ".
"at a special event I'm going to talk about the fact that almost fifty percent of Soviet prisoners of war died of starvation And suffering. On some of the military cemeteries I will bow my head in memory of the suffering of those who liberated Germany - Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians, Kyrgyz, Kazakhs, " said Gauk.