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Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry protests over the demolition of a monument to deportees from Lithuania and Poland in Russia

Created: 2023.04.26 / Updated: 2023.04.26 13:56
    Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry protests over the demolition of a monument to deportees from Lithuania and Poland in Russia

    On 26 April, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania summoned the Russian Federation’s chargé d’affaires ad interim Alexander Elkin and expressed its strong protest over demolishing a monument to deportees from Lithuania and Poland, who are buried in Perm, Russia.

    During the meeting, the Foreign Ministry’s diplomats stressed that such an act could only be seen as a sign of total disrespect for historical truth and memory and an attempt to justify the crimes committed by the Stalinist regime.
     
    The monument was erected in 2016 next to a cemetery where 90 deportees from Lithuania and Poland are buried. It was financed from personal Lithuanian and Polish funds.

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