Holocaust Memorial Day: Vladimir Putin not joining world leaders at Auschwitz amid tensions

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Series Details 27.01.15
Publication Date 27/01/2015
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Russia announced that its president Vladimir Putin would not be joining world leaders gathering at Auschwitz on 27 January 2015 to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

The Russian president reportedly did not receive an official invitation to the ceremony from Poland after politicians severely criticised Russia’s alleged role backing separatist Ukrainian rebels.

Source Link http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/holocaust-memorial-day-vladimir-putin-not-joining-world-leaders-at-auschwitz-amid-tensions-10004946.html
Related Links
EUObserver, 15.01.15: Putin to stay away from Holocaust memorials https://euobserver.com/foreign/127217
EurActiv, 27.01.15: Putin misses Auschwitz memorial, as Ukraine hostilities continue http://www.euractiv.com/sections/europes-east/putin-misses-auschwitz-memorial-ukraine-hostilities-continue-311573
EurActiv, 04.02.15: Russia and Poland trade accusations over WWII anniversary http://www.euractiv.com/sections/global-europe/russia-and-poland-trade-accusations-over-wwii-anniversary-311811

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