Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s address at a meeting with Russian and Norwegian war veterans, Kirkenes, 25 October 2014
Dear veterans, ladies and gentlemen, friends,
Please accept my deepest gratitude. It's a great pleasure to look into your eyes, because they are so youthful. We will never forget what our Norwegian brothers-in-arms did to help Soviet soldiers, because nothing is like comradeship-in-arms.
I bring you our deepest respect and wish you all the best, but above all health, on behalf of the Russian people and President Vladimir Putin.