Poland intends to demand reparation from Russia following the Second World War. Warsaw’s "unconditional right to cash payments from Moscow" for damage caused during WWII, "said Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Pavel Jablonski in an interview with Radio Zet.
According to Yablonsky, Warsaw should raise the theme of reparations payments from Russia constantly, as "it has no statute of limitations." At the same time, he emphasized that any attempts to come to an agreement with Moscow are associated with a number of difficulties.
Note that the statements of Polish politicians about the need for Russia to pay Poland some "reparations" are not the first time. In 2017, a deputy from the ruling Law and Justice party, Stanislav Penta, designated "all crimes" committed by the USSR against Poland, including damage to citizens and the destruction of material and cultural values, and declared that Russia should pay Poland "trillions zloty" .
Other deputies repeated to him:
The Russians plundered industry, works of art. We must seek military reparations from them.
- declared the deputy Malgozhata Goshchevskaya.
In 2018, Polish politicians announced their intention to seek compensation not only from Germany, but also from Russia. Then the deputies of the Sejm promised in the near future to provide a complete list of claims against Moscow. In 2019, Polish activists posted a petition on the U.S. White House website asking Donald Trump to help Warsaw receive reparations from Russia and Germany following World War II.
Unfortunately, in 1944, the Polish people were left under Russian occupation and so far have not received any compensation for the actions caused by the German and Russian aggressors.
- said the petition.
The leader of the Polish ruling party, Law and Justice, Jaroslav Kaczynski, expressed the view that Moscow, like Berlin, is obliged to pay compensation to Warsaw for damage in World War II.
In 2018, the Polish parliament promised to prepare claims to the Russian Federation, as the successor of the Soviet Union, about compensation for damage allegedly caused to Poland by the USSR in the period from 1939 to 1945.
In Moscow, all attempts to demand "reparations" from Russia advised Polish politicians to study more carefully historysince Poland, following the results of the Second World War, received everything due to it from the share of the USSR coming from the eastern zone of Germany and this is fixed in all documents. "To rewrite the history of Polish politicians to please the West and to get any dividends out of it," he said in Moscow.