Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Council of the Russian Federation Konstantin Kosachev commented recent statement of Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz about Russia’s involvement into “Volyn massacre”.
“Making statements in order to please the currently reigning Russophobic political environment in Poland and in NATO, the Defense Minister is actually betraying the memory of his ancestors and selling cheap the history of his country. The Poles, who know their history and remember their ancestors, are painfully embarrassed for their fellow men,” – writes Kosachev on his Facebook page.
Besides, Maria Zakharova, the Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has also reacted to the Macierewicz’s statement. She assumed that Polish authorities are stirring up national hatred. “I would like to clarify some things with Warsaw. Did Defense Minister disclose the official standpoint of Poland or his own? Are there any historical events or natural phenomena, in which Russia is not guilty?” – wrote Zakharova in Facebook. “The concerns should raise that Polish authorities are making shift from everyday Russophobia to stirring up national hatred, tacitly encouraging such chauvinistic statements,,” – she summarized.
Recall that earlier Polish Defense Minister stated that Russia also bears responsibility for “Volyn massacre” of 1943 – 1944.
Last week Polish Senate adopted the resolution calling the massacre a genocide.
In its turn, Foreign Ministry of Ukraine called Poland not to politicize the issue and to leave it with Ukrainian and Polish historians.