Russian President met with his Belarusian counterpart, , at the opening of the Memorial to the Soviet Soldier. When meeting near , the leaders of the countries hugged each other, the corresponding was published in the Telegram channel of RIA Novosti.

“It is impossible without pain to think about the losses that the Red Army suffered here. Killed more than 1.3 million people. A monstrous, simply unthinkable figure. The significance of this battle is enormous, ”the Russian leader said.

Earlier it was reported that Putin and Lukashenko will hold talks during the opening of the Rzhev Memorial.

The monument was created on the initiative of veterans of the Great Patriotic War. It is a bronze sculpture 25 meters high and weighing about 80 tons.

. (Source: rambler)

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