Poland signs declaration on 75th anniversary of WWII's end - FM

"We must constantly remind ourselves of this historical truth, it is necessary in view of the disinformation activities carried out by other countries, and this declaration is just such a manifestation to counteracting it," the minister said. Piotr Nowak/PAP

Reminders about historical truth are necessary especially in times of disinformation, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said referring to a declaration signed on Thursday on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

On Thursday, the foreign ministers of Poland, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and the US Secretary of State signed a joint declaration on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

The document states, among other things, that manipulating the historical events which led to the outbreak of World War II and the division of Europe, is a regrettable attempt to falsify history.

"We must constantly remind ourselves of this historical truth, it is necessary in view of the disinformation activities carried out by other countries, and this declaration is just such a manifestation to counteracting it," the minister said.

He also noted that the declaration expresses its opposition to attempts to relativise history, manipulating historical facts about the causes as well as the course and consequences of World War II.

The declaration's signatories also acknowledged that lasting security, stability and peace in the world constantly require compliance with international laws and principles, including the sovereignty and territorial integrity of individual countries.