Former Polish President Lech Walesa criticized the Polish authorities for refusing to invite Putin to the celebration of the 75 th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
In an interview with Onet he reminded that the Red army liberated the concentration camp, so the Russian leader had to be invited to events in Poland. He stressed that “this is a historic truth, and no one will change it.”
“Because the Polish side has invited President Putin to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, one would expect that Duda will not have voting rights in Israel. In this situation, he could not go there”, — said the politician.
According to him, if Poland wants to have good relations with Russia, it is necessary to conduct a dialogue with it.
January 22-23 at the memorial “Yad Vashem” in Israel to host the world Holocaust forum. The commemorative events will come the presidents of Russia, France, Germany, Italy. The President of Poland Andrzej Duda to go to Jerusalem refused, saying that the organizers decided not to give him the floor.
Commemorative events in honor of the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in Poland have to pass January 27, reminds TASS. Putin to attend will not be there, although the poles said that it will submit to the Russian leader’s invitation.
In Auschwitz in the year of the war killed about 1.4 million people, of which about 1.1 million were Jews. In 2018 in Poland, was introduced criminal liability for the accusation of the poles that they were complicit in the extermination of the Jews during the war. This aroused the indignation of Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Polish government of denying the Holocaust.