US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has come to Warsaw to meet with Poland's top officials, sign a new US-Poland defence deal and attend the commemoration of the centennial of the 1920 Battle of Warsaw, in which Polish forces defeated the Bolsheviks.
President Andrzej Duda and PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Friday commemorated the centenary of the 1920 Battle of Warsaw at a ceremony in front of a memorial to the battle's fallen in Warsaw's Powązki Cemetery.
A part of the New Media Institute's 'Telling Poland to the World' initiative of publicising Poland abroad, a piece by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on the importance of the 1920 Battle of Warsaw was published by a number of foreign titles on Friday.
Polish President Andrzej Duda handed general-rank nominations to 13 officers during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace on the eve of Polish Army Day and the centenary of the 1920 Battle of Warsaw, in which Polish forces halted a Europe-advancing Red Army.
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.
Historians plan to publicise a key battle in European history, which is still little known outside Poland.
The battle’s importance for Poland and the rest of Europe cannot be overstated. According to British diplomat Lord Edgar Vincent d’Abernon it is 18th in the list of the most important battles in the history of the world, ahead of the Battle of Stalingrad and the Battle of Midway.
Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak on Thursday opened an exhibition dedicated to the 1920 Battle of Warsaw, in which Polish forces stopped the Europe-advancing Red Army. Poland marks the 100th anniversary of the victory on August 15.
Covering an area of 360 square metres on the side of a ten-floor apartment building, the mural features historical figures associated with the battle, including statesman Józef Piłsudski.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his August 15 visit to Warsaw will sign the new US-Poland Enhanced Defence Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) and meet with Poland's top officials, Polish President Andrzej Duda's top aide Krzysztof Szczerski said on Saturday.