Putin: Russian, Chinese people should remember WWII lessons

The lessons of WWII should be remembered so as to minimize the number of military conflicts in the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

The lessons of WWII should be remembered so as to minimize the number of military conflicts in the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

"You have just said that we are bonded by strategic relations and, as we say, a comprehensive partnership. But it is also important how we look at historical problems," Putin said at a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The peoples of Russia and China should not forget "how cruelly the invaders behaved on the temporarily occupied territories and what countless victims this led to," Putin said.

"But we should remember this so that nothing of the kind happens again in the future. I carefully listened to your speech at the parade and believe that this was the main gist of your speech addressed to the Chinese people and to the people of the world, namely: everything possible needs to be done to prevent major military conflicts in the future and minimize military conflicts in general," Putin said.

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