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Russian UN Ambassador Asserts Good U.S.-Russian Relations Are Crucial for World Peace and Stability

May 5, 2019 (EIRNS)—Speaking today before an estimated 2,000 people at the march of the Immortal Regiment at the World War II memorial in Battery Park, New York, Russian Ambassador to the UN Vassily Nebenzia underscored that good U.S.-Russian relations must once again become the prerequisite of world peace and stability, TASS reported. His remarks came two days after Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump held a “very positive” 90-minute phone call.

It was precisely this type of cooperation, Nebenzia said, that made the Allied victory in World War II possible. Following the singing of the U.S. and Russian national anthems, he continued:

“As we stood here listening to both anthems, it occurred to me that our countries have never been at war with each other. We’ve always been allies. And we are obliged to do our utmost to ensure the relations between the two countries should become again a prerequisite of world stability: the kind of relations that we achieved in those days of peace to let the world heave a sigh of relief.”

In Washington, Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov addressed about 1,000 people at the Immortal Regiment march, which ended up at the World War II memorial.

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