The Russian-US press release issued a memo saying 'cuoc gap elbe' picture 1U.S. president Donald Trump (left) and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. (Source: thehill.com)

The Kremlin said on April 25 that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump issued a joint statement to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the historic meeting between Soviet and American troops on the Elbe River, Germany during the War. Second world painting.

The joint statement stated: “April 25, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the historic reunion between Soviet and American soldiers who shook hands on the destroyed bridge across Elbe river, “and highlighting this event heralded the defeat of the fascist regime.

According to the statement, the spirit of the Elbe reunion is a model of how the two countries can dismiss their differences, build trust and cooperate with each other to pursue a greater purpose and become a symbol. the highest efforts of nations and peoples united on a common front against fascism.

The joint statement also pays homage and gratitude to the courageous spirit of all who fought together to smash the Nazi regime, asserting that “their heroic feats can never be forgotten,” especially in the context that the whole world is facing serious challenges of the 21 st century.

[Ngoại trưởng Nga-Mỹ điện đàm về khủng hoảng dầu mỏ, kiểm soát vũ khí]

The Russian and US leaders made the rare joint statement in the context of strained relations between Moscow and Washington over Ukraine, Syria, arms control until accusing Russia of meddling in the election. USA 2016.

The last joint statement marking the event on the Elbe was made in 2010 when the administration of former US President Barack Obama tried to improve relations with Russia.

Earlier, Mr. Trump expressed his hope to come to Moscow to celebrate the historic event, and expressed his desire to promote cooperation with Russia.

The fact that Soviet Red Army soldiers and American soldiers, from two operational directions, reunited at the Elbe River 75 years ago is considered one of the milestones of World War II, is a symbol for solidarity and allied efforts in the fight against fascism.

By joining forces in the Elbe, American and Soviet soldiers succeeded in separating the army Nazi Germany in two, bringing the war closer to the end of the day.

Shortly after this reunion, on the evening of April 27, 1945, from Moscow, Washington and London, the Soviet Union, the United States and the United Kingdom simultaneously re-affirmed the determination of the three Allied countries to fight against fascism. to the final victory./.

Nguyen Hang (VNA / Vietnam +)