The US Ambassador explained the absence of the Soviet Union in a tweet about the winners of Nazism
U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan criticized Russia for its reaction to the post the White house about winning States and Britain over the Nazis.
The diplomat said that during the Second world war, the United States and Britain worked very closely, a large number of American troops were stationed in the Kingdom. The troops participated in joint operations in Europe and North Africa. According to Sullivan, the report was not originally planned to list all the States that participated in the victory over the Nazis.
"If that were the case, then I'm afraid I would have to apologize not only Russia but also Canada, free French forces, Polish squadrons in the air force of great Britain," said Sullivan.
He added that many countries were not mentioned in these publications, and stressed that no state suffered from the Nazi Germany as much as Soviet Union. The Ambassador expressed the opinion that the reaction to the post the White house appeared to be such due to the fact that people were "very vulnerable".
"But in any case there was no attempt to downplay the role of the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation as part of the Soviet Union in the victory over Nazi Germany," the diplomat added.
On the eve of the Victory Day in the account of the administration of the American leader appeared in a video in which it was claimed that during world war II, the victory over Nazism was won by only the US and Britain. The contribution of the Soviet Union in the defeat of the Nazis was not mentioned.
Internet users, among whom were not only Russians, but also foreigners, were angered by this statement and began to publish under the records of the White house a photograph of Soviet soldiers hoisting the victory Banner over the Reichstag.