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Moscow expects Poland to condemn desecration of Soviet soldiers’ tombs

March 23, 2017, 23:37 UTC+3 MOSCOW

A few days ago, unidentified vandals organized an outrage at the Mausoleum Cemetery of Soviet soldiers

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MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Ministry expects the Polish authorities to issue public condemnation of a recent incident at a cemetery for Red Army soldiers, who dies during the liberation of Poland from Nazi occupation in 1944 and 1945, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a commentary on Thursday.

A few days ago, unidentified vandals organized an outrage at the Mausoleum Cemetery of Soviet soldiers.

"It is known all too well where the yet another criminal sally stems from," the commentary said.

"Warsaw has embarked on a yet another revision of key historic events of the 20th century and, in the first place, World War II," the ministry said. "As a consequence of this, they deny the Red Army’s role in the liberation of Europe and Poland as such from Nazism. A full-blown offensive on the Soviet military commemorative heritage has been unfolded, with the authorities openly instigating the pulldowns of Soviet and Russian monuments."

"Such uncivilized methods come in handy in the so-called ‘struggle with the symbols of Communist domination’ but along with it they (the Polish - TASS) stress caring for the tombs," the commentary said.

"The incident at the Warsaw memorial exposes once again the deficiencies of this kind of policy that cannot be justified by whatever allusions to ideology or by the so-called selective approach," the ministry said. "The criminals, who have picked up the anti-Russian signals, do not draw any lines between monuments and tombs, outrage on the memory of our heroes and, as is known from experience, revel in impunity."

Moscow is disgusted by the continuing war against Soviet/Russian memorials, which is going on in Poland, and it believes the authorities in Warsaw will condemn the most recent incident publicly. "Otherwise the situation will continue to degrade and to exert discouraging impact on Russian-Polish relations," the ministry said.

"The Russian embassy in Warsaw has filed a protest with the Polish authorities and demanded elimination of the aftermath of that act of hooliganism, as well as punishment for the guilty ones," it said, promising appropriate diplomatic protests in Moscow, too.

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