Five Polish Embassy staff have been recognised as persona non grata by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and are to leave Russia by May 15, the Russian ministry said Friday.
Deputy Foreign Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sek has said that an article by The New Yorker is a scandalous story that tries to place on Poland responsibility for the extermination of Jews during World War Two.
The Polish foreign ministry has accused a French radio station of producing “fake news” after it accused Warsaw of trying to prohibit any reference to its liability for crimes committed by the Nazis during World War Two.
It is not Poland, the victim of World War II, that must "overcome its history" in order not to upset relations with Germany, Polish deputy foreign minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sek wrote in an article posted on Thursday on the Brussels-based portal Politico.
Talks on the future of the Polish Museum in Rapperswil and the opening of new Polish missions dominated Deputy Foreign Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sek's two-day visit to Switzerland.
By mid-march Poland will open a new Embassy building in Bern, Switzerland, as well as new Honorary Consulates in Schaan, Liechtenstein, and Basel, Switzerland, PAP was told on Thursday.