The Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Witold Waszczykowski said that the Soviet Union and the Third Reich was responsible for starting world war II. About this newspaper Rzeczpospolita.
Commenting on the statement by Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergei Andreyev that Warsaw should preserve the monuments of soldiers of the red Army on its territory, Waszczykowski pointed out that the Soviet Union “strongly contributed to the outbreak of the Second world war, because they attacked Poland together with Germany”.
“Moscow and Berlin are responsible for the outbreak of the Second world war,” — said Waszczykowski. He added that the Union “fought the war with the Third Reich in their own interests as a victim of German aggression”.
August 7, Waszczykowski said the Polish authorities do not intend to care for monuments, established in honor of the red army. “We are not destroying the monuments on the graves. But the local government may destroy the symbols of Soviet domination: the red stars, hammer and sickle — that’s something like,” — said Waszczykowski. According to him, the graves and cemeteries of nothing will happen: they are protected by international law, the Polish government and bilateral agreements. “We are not destroying the monuments on the graves. But the local government may destroy the symbols of Soviet domination: the red stars, hammer and sickle — that’s something like,” — said Waszczykowski.
A week earlier, the President of Poland Andrzej Duda signed a new wording of the law providing for the dismantling of Soviet monuments throughout the country, including busts and memorial plaques. In addition, it stipulates the removal of Communist elements from the names of schools and other social institutions, buildings, structures and objects of public domain, streets, bridges and squares. The document comes into force three months after the signing.