Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, May 8 (Xinhua) President Xi Jinping spoke with Russian President Putin on the evening of May 8.

  On behalf of the Chinese government and the Chinese people, Xi Jinping extended warm congratulations to Putin and the Russian people on the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Patriotic War on May 9. Xi Jinping emphasized that World War II was an unprecedented catastrophe in human history. As the main battlefields in Asia and Europe, China and Russia have made huge national sacrifices and made an indelible contribution to winning the final victory of the Second World War and saving humanity. This history is worth remembering forever. The people of China and Russia fought side by side to build a great friendship, which provided an inexhaustible strong impetus for Sino-Russian relations and friendship between the two peoples from generation to generation. As the main victory country in World War II and the permanent member of the UN Security Council, China and Russia shoulder the special mission of maintaining world peace and security and promoting human development and progress. China is willing to work with Russia to firmly maintain the victory of World War II and international fairness and justice, support and practice multilateralism, and always be a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, and a defender of the international order.

  Xi Jinping pointed out that at present, the international community is struggling against the new coronary pneumonia epidemic. Under your personal command, the effectiveness of Russia ’s prevention and control measures is gradually showing. China is fully confident that Russia will finally overcome the epidemic and will continue to provide firm support to Russia. The international community should carry forward the spirit of the world ’s anti-fascist war, work together, unite and help each other, actively practice the concept of a community of shared future for mankind, and work together to win this battle of defense that affects the safety and health of peoples of all countries. I believe that with the joint efforts of China and Russia and the international community, we will definitely overcome all kinds of viruses and achieve the final victory in this war.

  Putin said that the people of Russia and China have made tremendous sacrifices for the victory of the Second World War. At this historic moment to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Patriotic War, Russia is willing to strengthen comprehensive strategic cooperation with China and demonstrate joint safeguarding of world peace The determination does not allow any words or deeds that attempt to tamper with history or forget history. Thanks to China for providing humanitarian assistance and medical protection supplies, Russia is willing to learn from China's experience in prevention and control, and cooperate in vaccine research and development. The Russian side opposes individual forces to blame China for the epidemic situation and will stand firmly with China. The Russian side is willing to strengthen communication and cooperation with China under the BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization frameworks. I look forward to continuing close contact with you.