Russia is “trampling on the memory” of the victims of the Katyn Massacre by removing Polish flags from their cemetery, a Polish Foreign Ministry spokesman has claimed.
Attempts to remove a Polish flag from the Katyn Massacre memorial site in Russia are "absolutely unacceptable" and show "how far away Russia is today from civilisational standards," a Polish deputy foreign minister has said.
Poland has officially protested against the removal by the Russian authorities of Polish flags from the Katyn war cemetery, a presidential official has said.
On Friday, Smolensk mayor Andrei Borisov posted on social media a photo of the memorial site showing a Russian flag next to the empty flagpole.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Facebook on Tuesday that the government will finance the purchase of masts and flags for all municipalities that sign-up to the "Under the White and Red" campaign.
PM Mateusz Morawiecki commenting the placing of rainbow flags and handkerchiefs with a symbol referring to the anarchist movement on Warsaw monuments wrote that the basic condition for any civilised debate on tolerance is to define the limits of such tolerance.
President urges Poles to fly the national colours despite the pandemic gripping the country.
EXCLUSIVE: Weighing in at 350 kilograms the huge flag will be unfurled by fans of Newcastle United in the north-east of England.