“In this statement, the President of Ukraine stands by the point of view, which we believe is absolutely wrong […], which is annoying to tens of millions of Russians and citizens of CIS member countries whose parents, grandparents and family members sacrificed their lives for the liberation of Europe, including Poland “Said the spokesperson of the Russian President, Dmitri Peskov.
He expressed doubts that the opinion of Volodymyr Zelensky is shared by the millions of Ukrainians who fought against the Nazis.
Dmitri Peskov also stressed that the Kremlin rejected this position and considered it erroneous and offensive for “the memory of our grandfathers”.
Regarding relations between Russia and Ukraine, he found that they were far from normalized.
“For the moment, I would prefer not to speak of relations between the two countries. You know that, despite a timid positive dynamic in contacts between the two states, they are still far from a stable trend towards normalization, to our great regret, “he added.
During his visit to Poland on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Volodymyr Zelensky hinted, following in the footsteps of the President of the country, Andrzej Duda, that the Soviet Union had contributed to the start of the Second War world as well as Nazi Germany.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in a December 29 statement that the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was a political and military alliance that had divided Europe into two sectors of influence.
Furthermore, he claimed that the Auschwitz camp could have been liberated earlier and that the Red Army had voluntarily delayed its offensive.
The Kremlin replied that it had documents on the collusion between Poland and Nazi Germany and stressed that it was thanks to the USSR that Poland had received “after the Second World War the so-called territories recovered “, which had belonged to Germany.