The resolution of the European Parliament relieves Germany from the responsibility of World War Two

Summary

The beneficiary of the resolution of the European Parliament, declaring the non-aggression pact between the USSR and Germany the cause of the World War Two, is first and foremost Germany. Germany is, with the help of others, getting relieved from the status of main culprit of the war. The responsibility for the deaths of 60 millions will now fall on others.

Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism – it tries to promote the idea that the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact did not cause the division of East and Central Europe between the USSR and Nazi Germany, leading to WWII.

In a statement, the Press Office of the European Parliament elaborates on the resolution, mentioned in the claim:

MEPs voice concern at the efforts of the current Russian leadership to whitewash crimes committed by the Soviet totalitarian regime and see them as a “dangerous component of the information war waged against democratic Europe”. They also condemn extremist and xenophobic political forces and organisations in Europe for distorting historical facts, and employing the symbolism and rhetoric of totalitarian propaganda, including racism, anti-Semitism and hatred towards sexual and other minorities.

Full text of the resolution can be found here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 166
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Eastern Europe, Germany
  • Keywords: World War 2, European Parliament, WWII, Adolf Hitler
  • Outlet: Rubaltic.ru
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