Prime Minister salutes Battle of Warsaw on its centenary

"The 1920 Battle of Warsaw is the history of the victory of freedom over enslavement," Morawiecki wrote. Paweł Supernak/PAP

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in a Saturday Twitter post referred to the 1920 Battle of Warsaw in which Polish forces defeated the Bolsheviks as "the victory of freedom over enslavement".

August 15 marks the centennial of the battle when Polish troops halted an advancing Red Army on the outskirts of Warsaw to stem the westward advance of communism into Europe.

Recounting Poland's historic military success, Morawiecki tweeted that one hundred years ago Poles fought a victorious battle with the Bolshevik troops "which were to transfer the communist revolution to Berlin and Paris, to the whole of Europe, exhausted by the losses of the Great War."

"The 1920 Battle of Warsaw is the history of the victory of freedom over enslavement," Morawiecki wrote.

In August 1920, Poland won an unexpected but important victory over the Red Army in the Battle of Warsaw. In the wake of the following Polish advance eastward, the Soviets sued for peace and a ceasefire was sealed in October 1920. The battle helped Poland defend its newly regained independence and averted a Soviet onslaught on Europe.