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In Germany, desecrated the graves of Soviet soldiers 187

May 6 2006

In the German Leipzig unknown graves desecrated 187 Soviet soldiers who died during World War II. Local officials have promised to bring the grave in order as soon as possible.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin said that Moscow expected from the German authorities, decisive action to prevent future crimes such desecration of a cemetery of Soviet soldiers in Leipzig.

"Moscow has learned with indignation about the desecration of cemeteries by persons unknown Soviet soldiers in Leipzig. Particularly cynical that this blatant act of vandalism occurred on the eve is celebrated around the world, including Germany, the Day of Victory over Nazism and the liberation of the peoples of Europe" - says Kamynin statement posted on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

"Representatives of the Embassy of Germany in Moscow, it was stated that we expect from the German authorities for resolute action to prevent future similar crimes, reparations, strengthening the protection of our military memorials, find and punish the perpetrators", - said Russian Foreign Ministry representative.

As noted by M. Kalmykin, "is to pay tribute to the efficient work of the German authorities." "The German Foreign Ministry released a statement" strongly condemns this heinous crime. "Stressed Germany's commitment to care for the Soviet military burial places and confirms that the damage will be eliminated as soon as possible" - reminded the Russian Foreign Ministry representative. Tells Interfax

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