D-Day Landings: Anniversaries:Written question - 263170

(Central Ayrshire)

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Asked on: 11 June 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
D-Day Landings: Anniversaries
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether Russia was invited to take part in the recent D-Day commemorations in France.
Answered by: Sir Alan Duncan
Answered on: 17 June 2019

Only the nations that contributed to the landings, plus Germany, were invited. German attendance is in keeping with previous D-Day commemoration events held in France for the 60th and 70th anniversaries. Troops and civilians from across the Soviet Union played a critical role and made immense sacrifices in the defeat of Nazism.

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