The head of the Pskov region described the Mound of Friendship as a holy place for veterans of the party movement.
PETERSBURG, 26 November – RIA Novosti. The governor of the Pskov region, Mikhail Vedernikov, believes that the memorial plaques of the Friendship Mound in honor of the cooperation of the Russian, Belarusian and Latvian partisan detachments dismantled in the Latvian division will find a place on the territory of Russia and Belarus.
Vedernikov spoke at the Pskov International Media Forum on Saturday, where he answered questions from participants. A video of the regional government’s Telegram channel talking about Friendship Hill was published.
“We have big plans for the coming year and for the years to come with our Belarusian partners. We will think about how to fix this situation. There is enough land – both Russia and Belarus, we will definitely make sure there is a place and there are signs”, Vedernikov, Pskov International Media in the Forum.
He called the Mound of Friendship a holy place for veterans of the partisan movement.
Earlier on Thursday, Denis Glebko, the official representative of Belarus’s Polotsk border detachment, said that Latvia had dismantled a footbridge across the Sinyukha River at the communal border on the Druzhba Mound without Minsk’s permission. This river separates Belarus and Latvia.
Previously, the memorial plates of the monument, erected on July 3, 1959, in memory of the cooperation of the Russian, Belarusian and Latvian partisan detachments during the Great Patriotic War, were dismantled using heavy equipment in the Latvian sector. At the end of October, the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin instructed to study the history of the dismantling of the memorial plates on the Friendship Mound monument. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, stated that Moscow strongly condemns the ongoing “destruction spree” of the monumental heritage of the USSR in Latvia, including the “Mound of Friendship” and other monuments.
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