Russia - Q&A - Extract from the press briefing (23 April 2024)


Q: The Liberation Mission said eight days ago that Russia would be invited to the 80th anniversary commemorations of the Normandy Landing in early June. And yet neither the Russian foreign ministry nor the Russian embassy in France has received an invitation. Will Russia be invited, and if so, at what level? How soon will the official invitation be sent to the Russian representatives?

A: Please address your questions to the Mission du 80ème Anniversaire des Débarquements, de la Libération de la France et de la Victoire [the specially created body organizing the 80th anniversary commemorations].