Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, in a Wednesday published text on the portal of Germany's 'Der Spiegel' weekly, wrote that the German occupation of Poland during WWII was one of the cruellest in European history.
Today marks the 104th anniversary of Poland regaining independence after centuries of foreign rule.
Germany's Federal Foreign Office has said again, in a comment on the details of Poland's recent diplomatic note on reparations for its wartime occupation by Germany, that the topic is a closed issue for the German government.
Most of the 11 Polish victims had their hands tied behind their backs, and some of the skulls have traces of injuries. The mass grave contained bullet casings from a German Mauser.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has vowed that Poland will never recognise Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian territory.
Poland condemns the “pseudo-referenda” which were held in the Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine and appeals to the international community not to recognise their results, the government spokesman has said.
The mistakes made during World War II should not be repeated in the case of Ukraine, Poland's prime minister wrote in an article for the Sunday edition of the US daily Chicago Tribune.
Poland's prime minister has written in Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily that a war reparations claim his government has sent Berlin is to compensate for German crimes committed against the Polish nation that "must never be forgotten."
Found hidden in a shoebox by the soldier’s grandson, the majority of the 69 previously unseen photographs in the collection depict the life of the German occupiers in Lublin, showing amongst others their daily work, life in the barracks, integration events and walks through the city.
Russian recognition of the independence of Ukraine's two breakaway regions is a confirmation of the occupation of the country, Ukrainian Ambassador to Poland Andrii Deshchytsia has said.