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    Council of Europe to Find ‘Right’ Way to Commemorate Victims of WWII

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    Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland said that Europe will find "the right way" to commemorate those who died during World War II.

    STRASBOURG (Sputnik), Daria Chernyshova Europe will find "the right way" to commemorate those who died during World War II, including some 27 million Russians, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland said Tuesday.

    "We have to have empathy to all those people who paid their lives, died in the camps, civilians who were killed, 27 million Russian lives, on that side we know what happened all around Europe, so we will find the right way to commemorate all this in full respect, all those who died during the Second World War," Jagland said.

    The secretary general said there would be a number of events across Europe to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany.

    He said that commemoration ceremonies would be held at former concentration camps, including Auschwitz.

    On May 9, celebrations will take place in Moscow to commemorate Victory Day as well. The leaders of at least 25 states have accepted Moscow's invitation to attend the event. A full list of participants is expected to be announced by the end of April.

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