Kosachev: Russia may cease to comply with the obligation to care for Polish memorials

The Chairman of the Committee of the Federation Council international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev

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MOSCOW, July 26. /TASS/. Russia in response to the adoption in Poland of the act on the demolition of monuments to Soviet soldiers may cease to fulfill the obligation to care for Polish memorials in the territory of the Russian Federation. This was reported on Wednesday to journalists by the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.

According to him, it can happen if three months later the Polish law on demolition of Soviet monuments will come into force. As noted Kosachev, if the poles refuse “to return to pre-existing understanding of these agreements, from our point of view can come the next stage: we will cease to execute these two agreements with our side in terms of care for Polish memorials on the territory of the Russian Federation”.

According to the Senator, one of these memorials – the crash of the airliner with the Polish President Lech Kaczynski. “Now, the Polish side has plans for the construction of a memorial to their settings and the issue is also not resolved,” – said Kosachev.