US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher paid tribute on Thursday to Polish soldiers fighting against the Red Army on September 17, 1939, as Poland marked 81 years since the Soviet invasion.
Russian leader antagonises Polish government in long article on the causes of the Second World War.
Described as being a “landmark document”, the Belarusian list which includes the names of 3,870 Poles is considered to be one of the most important sought after documents regarding the Katyn massacre.
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.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's Saturday statements about the outbreak of World War Two resemble Stalinist-era propaganda, the Polish Foreign Ministry wrote in a Saturday statement.
With Poland already struggling to keep the full weight of Hitler’s Wehrmacht at bay, the pre-dawn hours of September 17th saw Stalin’s Red Army forces invade from the East, thereby fulfilling a secret annex in August’s Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. For two-and-a-half weeks Poland held out against both foes, but the writing was on the wall.
President Andrzej Duda on Monday laid a wreath at Warsaw's Monument to the Fallen and Murdered in the East on the 79th anniversary of the Soviet aggression on Poland.