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MFA Russia: Polish authorities should stop trying to rewrite history

Monuments to Soviet soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the liberation of Poland from fascism continue to be targets for vandals and those who want to rewrite the history of the country, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports.

According to the representative of MFA Russia Maria Zakharova, unknown vandals have desecrated a war grave in Nowy Sacz. The attackers disfigured the obelisk at the local cemetery and left a few inscriptions on it.

It should be recalled that local authorities deprived the soldiers of Red Army, who liberated the Polish Kielce from the fascist invaders, the title of honorary citizens of the city. It was assigned to 29 soldiers. Local deputies explained their decision by “restoring historical justice”.

The city administration of Slawno also decided to destroy the monument to those who saved Poland from Nazi occupiers. The legendary T-34 tank, on which, according to local historians, a Polish crew fought, was removed from the pedestal.

MFA Russia called such actions deeply immoral. Each new attack of this kind is a direct insult to the memory of the heroes of World War II and their descendants, Maria Zakharova emphasized.

As Russkiy Mir reported, Polish authorities demolished about hundreds of monuments to Soviet soldiers in 2014. According to Russian ambassador in Warsaw Sergey Andreev, the monuments are being destroyed on the quiet, trying not to attract the attention of the public and the media to these facts. Diplomat explained that the country had lost hundreds of monuments. There are still as many remaining.

Moscow is convinced that Poland wants to delete all the pages relating to the decisive role played by Soviet army in the liberation of the country from Nazi occupiers.

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