Battle of Warsaw centenary should be observed in Poland and Europe - PM

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Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday that the centenary of the 1920 Battle of Warsaw should be celebrated not only in Warsaw and Poland, but also all over Europe.

Having won the Battle of Warsaw, Polish forces halted a Europe-advancing Red Army.

"Poland won a victory on the Vistula River, but, to a great extent, that victory concerned the freedom of European nations - freedom from the totalitarian darkness of communism," the Polish PM wrote on Facebook, adding that "there are key points in history, which define the further course of events."

"The Battle of Warsaw was certainly such a point, and it deserves to be spoken about like the Allied Invasion in Normandy in 1944, as a decisive moment in the fight against totalitarianism in Europe," Morawiecki wrote.

The Polish PM invited internauts to read and share an article he had written as part of the "Telling Poland to the World" project, which is a series of publications regarding important events, like for instance, the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII, the 15th anniversary of Poland joining the EU or the 75th anniversary of the Auschwitz Nazi German death camp liberation.

Polish-prepared materials showing how broadly the 1920 Battle of Warsaw influenced European history are currently finding their way to readers in Germany, Italy, France, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Serbia, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Greece, and even Algeria and Indonesia.

The article written by the Polish PM could be found at https://wszystkoconajwazniejsze.pl/mateusz-morawiecki-one-of-the-most-important-anniversaries-of-todays-free-europe/