Poland’s largest cemetery for Soviet soldiers desecrated in Warsaw. It is reported TASS citing data from the Russian Embassy.
The statement of the Embassy says that on the Central military cemetery of soldiers of the red army on the street Zwirki and Wigury committed an act of vandalism. On the steps near the sculpture group and the plates that are around the perimeter of the Central obelisk unknown put black paint 15 the images of the swastika, as well as the footprints of red on the background of the national flag of Israel.
“Russian Ambassador to Poland sent a note to the Ministry of culture and national heritage and Ministry of foreign Affairs of the country, demanding the elimination of the Polish side effects of vandalism and punish those responsible”, — reads the statement of the Russian diplomatic mission.
24 December, the Russian foreign Ministry called “an act demonstrative of cynicism,” the decision of the administration of the Polish city of Łańcut to dismantle the monument of Gratitude to Soviet soldiers.
In March 2016 the head of the Institute of national memory of the country Lukasz Kaminski announced intention to seek 500 the demolition of Soviet monuments.
The military memorial cemetery on the street Zwirki and Wigury in the Polish capital was founded in 1950. Here are 22 thousand Soviet soldiers who died during the liberation of Poland during the Second world war.