Battle of Warsaw memorial symbolises solidarity among people - dep PM

The memorial has figures of the Polish inter-war statesman and leader Józef Piłsudski, the then Hungarian Prime Minister Pal Teleki, the Supreme Commander of the Ukrainian Army and the President of the Ukrainian People's Republic in 1918–1921 Symon Petlura, and Charles de Gaulle. Roman Zawistowski/PAP

A memorial commemorating the role played by international cooperation during the Polish-Bolshevik War is a monument to international solidarity, a senior government minister has said.

The “Ahead of the Battle of Warsaw" memorial commemorates the centenary of Poland's victory over the Red Army, as well as the cooperation between Poland, Hungary, Ukraine and France during the 1918-1920 war.

As he unveiled the memorial on Monday in the central town of Skierniewice, Deputy Prime Minister and Culture Minister Piotr Gliński, said that 100 years ago Poland had defended Europe against the evils of communism but added that Poland had not been alone.

"The memorial, we have unveiled on the centenary of the Battle of Warsaw, is a monument to international solidarity among people,” he said. “This was a time when Poles, together with Hungarians, Ukrainians, the French, Belarussians, Americans and Romanians, delivered military supplies to the defenders of Warsaw, Poland and Europe. It was a time when we all were united."

The memorial has figures of the Polish inter-war statesman and leader Józef Piłsudski, the then Hungarian Prime Minister Pal Teleki, the Supreme Commander of the Ukrainian Army and the President of the Ukrainian People's Republic in 1918–1921 Symon Petlura, and Charles de Gaulle.