Putin: Russia doesn’t encourage Nazism and incitement to hatred among peoples

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“The peoples of Russia have been fighting hard against Nazism,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin at the presentation ceremony of high-ranking officers in the Kremlin.

Professionalism and devotion to duty have always distinguished Russian officers and helped them to protect the motherland and its people from external and internal threats. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the presentation ceremony of officers and prosecutors on the occasion of appointing them to higher positions and assigning the highest military, special ranks and class ranks.

“Our duty is to remember lessons of war”

“I hope in new status you will be able to achieve even greater success, serving as an example of professionalism and devotion to duty,” stated Putin.

The President also recalled that before the Great Patriotic War Victory anniversary remains a month. “Our duty is to remember lessons of that war,” he stressed. “The peoples of Russia have been fighting hard against Nazism. We do not encourage Nazism, extremism, incitement to hatred among peoples, escalation of military threats,” highlighted the President.

Russia is opposed to interference in internal affairs of sovereign states, as this practice leads to terrorism, as it happened in Ukraine, added Head of State. “We are opposed to interference in internal affairs of sovereign states, provoking armed conflicts. Such a practice spread terrorism in a number of countries in North Africa and Middle East and caused a bloody drama in our neighboring country, in Ukraine,” admitted Putin.

“In the current political situation, one won’t succeed trying to change things via glorification of Nazism,” said the Russian President.

“We should take into account emerging threats”

“Today, we see that some countries are transforming their policy towards unlimited offensive actions. As a result, the regions, strategically important for Russia, get conflict potential. We should take into account emerging threats,” said Putin.

According to him, “In this regard, Russia will continue strengthening its security, primarily by improving the military organization and cooperating actively with the countries that aspire to peace, stability and development.”

Military trainings, scheduled for this year, will cover all the military districts, types and kinds of troops; moreover, will be held Russian-Belarusian staff exercises “Union Shield-2015”, added the Russian President. “This year we have carried over 3,500 exercises at different levels. The upcoming large-scale exercises will cover all the military districts, types and kinds of troops. In addition, we’ll have Russian-Belarusian staff exercises “Union Shield-2015”, as well as strategic exercises “Center-2015”,” stated Head of State.

“Pledge of quiet life and sovereign development”

Continuing development of military construction and strengthening defense capabilities is pledge of quiet life and sovereign development of Russia, highlighted the Russian leader.

“We’ll continue military construction and will strengthen our defense capabilities. We all understand that it’s a key factor of sustainable sovereign development of Russia, a pledge of peaceful life for millions of our citizens,” said Putin, adding that law enforcement agencies play an important role in fighting against current threats and assuring the country internal security.

The President also expressed his confidence that representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs would not only maintain public order, but also would fight against crime and corruption.

“Interior Ministry troops, as before, will make a significant contribution to the counter-terrorism operations, protection of the territorial integrity and constitutional order of Russia,” stressed the President. “And, of course, we’ll take measures to ensure security during mass celebrations dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory,” stated Vladimir Putin.

Text and pictures by TASS