The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed readiness on Wednesday to help Poland organise a visit by a Polish delegation to Smolensk and Katyn in western Russia on April 10 to mark the 10th anniversary of a Polish government plane crash.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday that he plans to attend observances of the anniversary of the 2010 Smolensk air disaster and 1940 Katyn Massacre of Polish POWs by Soviet security police that Poland wants to take place on April 10 in Russia.
The Animal Advocacy and Protection (AAP) foundation in Spain on Wednesday thanked Poland for saving the five tigers which arrived at their animal rescue centre. In October, tigers being smuggled from Italy to Russia were stranded for days at the Polish-Belarusian border.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs told PAP on Wednesday that it had confirmed earlier reports that a Polish citizen had died on Mount Elbrus, in the Caucasus Mountains in southern Russia. The Pole disappeared on Tuesday.
Sixty percent of Poles positively assess the actions taken by President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on the international stage after Russian President Vladimir Putin verbally attacked Poland, according to a survey by IBRiS pollster.
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 today’s Politico magazine, Morawiecki wrote: “Renewed attempts to paint Poland as a perpetrator, rather than a victim, can’t be tolerated. Russian historical propaganda regarding World War II is an unworthy lie and a deceitful attempt to blame others for the Soviet Union’s actions.”
Paintings and priceless documents, including items from the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German concentration camp, are being kept in Russian storage facilities, Monday's Rzeczpospolita daily reported.
The Polish Senate (upper house) on Friday unanimously backed a resolution protesting against Russian accusations of Poland's collaboration with Nazi Germany and complicity in the outbreak of World War Two.