Reax of Russian officials to Macierewicz’s statement about Russia’s involvement in “Volyn massacre”  
12:21, 13 July 2016

Reax of Russian officials to Macierewicz’s statement about Russia’s involvement in “Volyn massacre”  

Konstantin Kosachev and Maria Zakharova publish their reaction on Polish Defence Minister's speech

12:21, 13 July 2016

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.

See also: Ukraine posted online 380 archive documents about Volyn massacre

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.

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