British daily The Times wrote on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin "is wrong to denigrate Poland's contribution to the defeat of Hitler", as he did at observances in Israel marking the 75th anniversary of the Auschwitz German death camp's liberation.
By waging his history campaign against Poland, Russian President Vladimir Putin aims to alienate NATO members, Poland and Israel, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki told Polish public radio on Thursday.
Leading commentator for daily newspaper Haartz, Anshel Pfeffer, wrote that despite Putin’s ‘vast propaganda network portraying the Red Army as liberators’, Israel “was always going to side with Vladimir Putin” and that Poland was “a victim of Holocaust geopolitics.”
In an interview with UK daily The Financial Times on Wednesday, Polish President Andrzej Duda accused Russia's Vladimir Putin of spreading "historical lies" ahead of observances of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi-German death camp Auschwitz.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin's distortions of historical facts and attempts to shift the blame for World War Two onto Poland should not be ignored, said MEPs on Tuesday pending a Wednesday debate on the matter in Strasbourg.
Fearing it is losing the battle over wartime memory, Russia is fighting back and it has Warsaw in its sights.
President Andrzej Duda wishes to extend his thanks for the domestic and international support given Warsaw in its strife with Russia over Poland's role in the outbreak of World War Two, Duda's office head Krzysztof Szczerski informed PAP on Tuesday
Worldwide condemnation of Putin’s accusations that Poland was responsible for WWII. Tensions escalate as PM Morawiecki slams the Russian president for lying and trying to rewrite history. The Russian embassy responds by belittling the US Ambassador to Poland.
The German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) commenting on the latest accusations by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who blamed Poland for actual collusion with the German Third Reich, considered them "obscene and indecent."
Posting on Facebook, Morawiecki lashed out at the Russian president accusing him of rewriting history following his claims that it was Poland’s response to the Munich agreement of 1938, and not the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact signed between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union that caused the war.