Russia is preparing measures of an asymmetric nature in response to the adoption by the Polish authorities of the law on decommunization involving the dismantling of monuments to Soviet soldiers in the country. On Monday, July 31, the newspaper “Izvestia”.
As reported by the newspaper, the Russian foreign Ministry, the unfriendly actions of Warsaw “in any case will not remain without consequences.” Are several response options: personal sanctions against involved in the development of the law of Polish politicians, economic sanctions and international platforms with the aim of attracting attention to this problem.
The foreign Minister noted that the topic of illegal demolition of Soviet monuments in Poland are addressed in the course of contacts with poles and other partners of Russia. In a number of international forums, which discusses the problem, include the OSCE, the Council of Europe and the CSTO.
On 25 July, the Federation Council offered Russian President Vladimir Putin to limit cooperation with Poland because of the law on the demolition of monuments to Soviet soldiers, as well as to impose sanctions against parliamentarians who initiated it. Press Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov said that while there were no decisions for this reason.
The President of Poland Andrzej Duda approved a new version of the law on decommunization July 17. The document, in particular, provides for the dismantling of Soviet monuments throughout the country, including busts and memorial plaques. The new rules will enter into force three months after publication of the decree.