Russia and the United States have commemorated Saturday the historic meeting of the american troops and the soviet union during the Second world War at the day of Elba, seeing it as an example of the way in which the two nations ” could build trust and cooperation “.
On April 25, 1945, american troops had joined their counterparts in the soviet on the banks of the river Elbe, near Torgau in Germany, a day seen as a significant step which heralded the defeat of the nazis.
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the meeting on the Elbe, a joint communiqué from the Kremlin and the White House says it is ” an example that shows how our country can set aside their differences, to build trust and cooperate in the name of a common goal “.
“As we work today to face the most important challenge of the 21st century, we pay tribute to the values and courage of those who fought together to defeat fascism,” write the presidents of the Russian federation Vladimir Putin and american Donald Trump.
In a video released on Twitter, the u.s. ambassador in Russia John Sullivan said that the meeting of river Elbe was a ” symbol of what we can accomplish when we work together for a common cause.”