The Russian foreign Ministry: Moscow demands from Warsaw to find the perpetrators of the desecration of red Army memorial


MOSCOW, November 13. Moscow demands from Warsaw to find those responsible for the desecration of the monument of gratitude to the red Army in the Polish capital.

This was stated by the Russian foreign Ministry.

“Deeply outraged by a perfect November 11, another act of vandalism against the Park Skaryszewski established in Warsaw the Monument of gratitude to the red Army. The desecration of the monument took place amid the celebration of the independence Day of Poland, – said in comments. – In this connection I would like again to remind that Poland is unlikely now to be able to celebrate another anniversary of its independence, if it were not for the heroism of more than 600 thousand Soviet soldiers and officers who gave their lives to liberate that country from Nazi invaders”.

“No matter what political color nor were hooligans thugs, it doesn’t excuse the Polish authorities that do not comply, Yes, it seems, and I don’t want to perform the international legal obligation to ensure the security and safety of Russian military graves and monuments, as enshrined in the agreement between the government of the Russian Federation and the government of the Republic of Poland on the graves and places of memory of victims of wars and repression of 22 February 1994”, – noted in the Russian foreign Ministry.

“We demand taking exhaustive measures to find and punish the culprits, reconstruction of the former appearance of the monument, to prevent the recurrence of such incidents in future”, – stressed in the Ministry.

In Poland, disappeared or destroyed a third of the monuments of the red Army

According to Jerzy TICA, the founder and leader of the organization “Kursk”, which on a voluntary basis repairs in the Republic of memorials dedicated to Soviet soldiers, about one third of the monuments, set in Poland after the Second world war in memory of the exploits of the red Army, already or are gradually destroyed.

“The existing register of monuments does not correspond to their actual number. I think about one third do not already exist. Step by step they are being destroyed, dismantled and disappear. Comes to absurd situations, when the authorities explain the dismantling of the monument to its poor technical condition, although they themselves must take care of them”, he said.

According to Tyco, one of those memorials that have survived, less than half are in good condition, 30% in middle and 30% – in unsatisfactory. “The technical condition of many cemeteries is catastrophic,” he said.