The presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in World War II in Moscow is necessary to show the seriousness of Berlin’s statements about the desire for good relations with Russia.
This was stated in an interview by the deputy of the German Bundestag, the official representative of the Left faction in Eastern Europe, Alexander Noah.
“If normalization from the German side is desirable, then Merkel and Steinmeier should go to the Victory celebrations in Moscow, whenever they now take place in connection with the coronavirus. Whether they go or not will become a test of how serious Berlin’s statements about good German-Russian relations actually are. And the fact that the German leadership will come to Moscow will also be evidence of the current strength of the transatlantic forces and interests”, – Alexander Noah said.
In his opinion, the German leaders “behaved incorrectly from the point of view of the politics of memory and history, having ignored the invitation to pay a visit to Moscow on May 9 in recent years”.
The parliamentarian recalled that Merkel visited Moscow on May 9 in 2005 and 2010. In 2015, taking into account the situation in southeastern Ukraine, the German chancellor arrived in Moscow on May 10 and laid wreaths with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Alexander Garden.Detained Hong Kong protesters complain of torture and beatings