France's surprising move towards Russia “To honor the significance of the sacrifice of the Soviet people”

According to the organizer, Putin will not be invited to the celebrations because of “aggression against Ukraine”.

“Given the circumstances (of the Russian attack on Ukraine), President Putin will not be invited,” the Liberation Mission said in a statement. “Nevertheless, Russia will be called upon to honor the importance of the dedication and sacrifice of the Soviet people and its contribution to victory in 1945.” – added.

No details were given on the extent to which Russia might be represented during the celebrations in Normandy.

Earlier on Tuesday, Radio Europe1, citing sources close to French President Emmanuel Macron, reported that Russia was to be invited to a ceremony commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy during World War II. The radio station was critical of the decision.

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