It came from Ivan Boboshkin, the head of the Saratov region. Organized by the Alanya Russian Education and Culture Association and supported by the Municipality of Alanya, the Soviet war song ‘Katyusha’, which was played in the celebration of May 9 Victory Day, caused a diplomatic crisis. “I would like to think that our Turkish friends in Alanya are misled.” supporting provocative action is an indicator of disrespect for the feelings of millions of Ukrainians. Are Ukrainian tourists no longer wanted in really beautiful Alanya? ” he shared his message.
“We believe that this idea of ​​Ambassador Sybiha is short-sighted and reckless,” Saratov district head Ivan Boboshkin said in a statement on the issue. This shows us his ignorance about our common history. This is our common victory. This victory should not be erased from memories. There isn’t any enough power to erase this victory from memories. ”
Stating that they think this comment was made due to the personal opinion of the Ukrainian Ambassador, Boboshkin said, “Russian and Ukrainian families always live in tolerance in Alanya. We have a friendship away from all political platforms and prejudices. We are absolutely certain that the Ukrainian officials did not take such a position. This victory is a victory that our great grandparents won by giving shoulder to shoulder. Regardless of where anyone is from, Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Tatar, Georgians fought shoulder to shoulder against fascism. We are very grateful to our heroic ancestors. ”
‘Evidence of the hospitality of BEAUTIFUL ALANYA’
Stating that the ‘Immortal Regiment’ march organized annually is evidence of Alanya’s hospitality, Boboshkin said:
“Because of the coronavirus epidemic, our celebrations of victory this year have been restricted. As in previous years, we could not properly remember our ancestors who sacrificed their lives for their own land and world peace in this war. We offer our sincere respect to Alanya Mayor Adem Murat Yücel for his support in such a difficult time. Thank you for providing this method to us and for providing the opportunity to commemorate our ancestors. “