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L. Linkevičius: As we commemorate 75th anniversary of end of World War II, it is necessary to prevent efforts to revise historical facts

Created: 2020.05.11 / Updated: 2020.05.11 14:45

On 8 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended the U.N. Security Council meeting on the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, which was organized by Estonia. The meeting focused on the Security Council’s responsibility to prevent future atrocities.

“We must remember that the end of the Second World War did not bring freedom to Lithuania and other Central and Eastern European countries, but, on the contrary, resulted in occupation, brutal crimes against humanity, and totalitarian oppression”, said Lithuania’s Foreign Minister, who reminded that it was important to recognize historical facts and not to revise the history of World War II.

L. Linkevičius presented the international conference entitled  “Dealing with the Trauma of an Undigested Past” of 5-6 March, the participants of which had stressed the importance of recognizing historical traumas and of assessing their influence on societies for the achievement of thorough relationships among states.

Estonia won a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for 2020-2021. In addition, the country holds the presidency of the Council in May this year.

 

 

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