D-Day Landings: Anniversaries

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 17th June 2019.

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Photo of Philippa Whitford Philippa Whitford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

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.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

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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