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
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.
Free Sentsov action at Ukraine’s film festival in Poland 23 October, 10:33
'Black Monday' strikes to protest abortion law in Poland 4 October, 12:55
Football: We’re able to surprise Ukraine, - Kosovo coach 5 October, 14:53
In Moscow and Warsaw pass protest actions "Stop Putin" 14 October, 21:03
- POLITICS11:29Savchenko: ‘I came to support Ukrainians – even if I don’t leave Russia alive’
- POLITICS10:44Trump: Hillary could bring the U.S. to WWIII
- POLITICS10:00Savchenko reaches Russian court as hearing in Karpyuk, Klykh cases goes on
- UKRAINE CRISIS 09:21OSCE SMM in Donbas reports limited access to disengagement areas
- UA & EU08:39Klimkin visits Netherlands to promote EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
- UKRAINE CRISIS 07:53Donbas: 122 mm shells hit Bohuslavske, Luhansk region
- UKRAINE CRISIS 23:58Donbas: 12 attacks by Russia-backed militants since Monday evening
- POLITICS22:42German investigators to provide more information on Sheremet’s murder, - Ukrainian police
- POLITICS21:14NATO official: Alliance and Ukraine to enhance cooperation in security sector
- SOCIETY19:49Lutsenko: Heavenly Hundred murders may be considered by Hague
SOCIETY 10:30, 18 July Matriculation campaign 2015: new challenges for Ukraine
18:10, 25 October Parties to Minks group to discuss new disengagement areas in Donbas