27 Jan 2020 22:05

Russian Embassy in Germany reminds Poland of Soviet soldiers' heroic deeds in response to Kaczynski's words on reparations

BERLIN. Jan 27 (Interfax) - The Russian Embassy in Germany has reminded the leader of Poland's Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, that Poland exists as a state thanks to the heroic deeds of Soviet soldiers.

"It should be remembered that our country paid for Poland's liberation from Nazism with the lives of 600,000 Red Army soldiers. Thanks to them, Poland exists as a state today," the embassy said in a statement on Monday.

"On the day of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the prisoners of Auschwitz by Red Army soldiers, the world remembers the tragedy of the Holocaust and the heroic deeds of Soviet soldiers. But Polish leadership has its own history," the statement said.

Kaczynski said in an interview with the Bild newspaper published on Saturday that Russia and Germany must pay compensation for the damage they inflicted on Poland during the Second World War. Poland's demands have no time restrictions, he said.