the leader of the ruling Polish party law and justice Jaroslaw Kaczynski said that Russia should pay compensation for the damage inflicted on Poland during world war II. He said this in an interview with German newspaper Bild.
According to Kaczynski, Russia should Germany pay reparations to Poland, including for the “destruction of the Polish economy, roads, factories, historical buildings and cultural values.” However, he declined to name the prospective sum of possible reparation claims before the announcement of the results of the work of the special Commission.
At the same time a Polish politician expressed doubt that during the lifetime of the current generation of Moscow recognizes its responsibility for “the destruction of the Polish economy, roads, factories, historical buildings and cultural values.” But, Kaczynski said, “our demands do not have a Statute of limitations” and “Russia must pay”.
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however, he believes that Germany and Russia are incomparable. “In Berlin there is a democratically elected government, there are law and morality. The same cannot be said about Russia,” — said Kaczynski.
the head of the party also accused the Russian President in the desire to rewrite history, to shift attention to Poland, to disguise his role in the country “at the beginning of the Second world war and its consequences”. But, according to Kaczynskiwow, the world knows the truth. “It was Stalin’s Soviet Union on 17 September 1939, attacked Poland. It was Soviet soldiers and executioners of the NKVD, murdered in 1940 in Katyn and other places hundreds of thousands of Polish officers. But the poles as victims and the Russians as criminals — this is a role that Putin does not like”, — the politician noted.
the Leader of the ruling party noted that Russia “attacks where it sees weaknesses and chances of victory.” “So it was in the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine,” — said Jaroslaw Kaczynski.
According to him, the danger from the Russian Federation to a significant extent threatens Poland and the Baltic States. That’s why, in his opinion, the presence of NATO troops in these countries is so important. “Certainly, in Eastern Europe needs to deploy effective rapid-reaction force,” said Jaroslaw Kaczynski.
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also referred to the 10-th anniversary of Smolensk tragedy this year, reminding that Russia still has not returned to Poland the wreckage of the crashed presidential plane. He added that currently two investigations, which determine all possible causes of the Smolensk tragedy.
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