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Russia accuses US troops in Baltics of actions with 'anti-Russian focus'

The Winter March will take the U.S. and Estonian soldiers from Voka to Narva. Feb. 7, 2017.
The Winter March will take the U.S. and Estonian soldiers from Voka to Narva. Feb. 7, 2017. Source: (

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has accused U.S. troops stationed in the Baltic states and Poland of participating in "dubious" actions it described as a propaganda campaign with a clear anti-Russian focus.

"It could not escape us that the U.S. troops which recently arrived in Poland and the Baltic states have already managed to mark themselves by participating in 'historical actions' with a clear anti-Russian focus," Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Maria Zakharova said in comments quoted on the Foreign Ministry's website.

"In particular, the memorial marathon in memory of the so-called cursed soldiers — members of the Polish anti-Communist underground resistance who shot in the back Red Army soldiers who were freeing their country from fascism," she said according to remarks carried by Interfax.

"Another from the same series is the foot march to the East [in Estonia], to Narva, which ended in the demonstrative photographing of the Estonian and American military against the backdrop of Ivangorod Fortress situated on our side of the border," Zakharova continued.

"We are convinced that such dubious events cast a shadow, to say the least, on the history of the joint U.S.-Soviet fight against the Nazis," the spokeswoman said.

"It would be better if, rather than participating in such propaganda campaigns, the Americans found the opportunity to honor the memory of their allies in the anti-Hitler coalition who fell for to save Europe from the brown plague," she said.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

Source: BNS

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