On Tuesday, Poland’s PM Mateusz Morawiecki called on Russia to abandon attempts to falsify history and to halt its aggressive policy towards its neighbours in a letter to participants of a ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII, in Kuty, Ukraine.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Russian Embassy to the Republic of South Africa wrote on Twitter that “The Soviet Union is often wrongly accused of invading Poland,” and that the Red Army “liberated” the territories of Belarus and Ukraine “occupied by Warsaw since 1920”. The Tweet was later shared by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In PM Morawiecki's view, the current Russian efforts to rehabilitate the Soviet invasion of Poland during WWII and to silence its long, tragic consequences are nothing more than an attempt to falsify history and defend the policy of Joseph Stalin, whose goal was domination by the Soviet empire.
"Based on past resentments, today, Moscow is trying to shape the international order with the use of military force. It violates the principles of international law, the right of self-determination of nations, and respect for sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of states," he said.
"On this special day, we appeal to the authorities of the Russian Federation to resume true and constructive cooperation with the international community, so that this tragic history remains only a memory," Mr Morawiecki wrote.