Russian Federation Council asked President Vladimir Putin to instruct relevant departments to develop sanctions against Poland because of the law on demolition of Soviet memorials in the country. This was reported by Interfax with the reference to senators’ address to Putin.
“We ask you to instruct the relevant federal executive bodies to submit proposals on possible introduction of restrictive measures in the areas of bilateral cooperation with the Republic of Poland, as well as against Polish parliamentarians - the initiators of the law of April 1, 2016 on the prohibition of communism or other totalitarian system propaganda and other physical and legal entities,” the address says.
As it was reported earlier Poland answered Russia’s accusations on law on USSR monuments dismantling. Similar statements of Russian Foreign Ministry are regarded by the Poles as "a campaign to discredit the good name of Poland."
"The purpose of law is to prevent the glorification of totalitarianism symbolism, of which millions of Poles, Ukrainians, Russians and representatives of other nations were victims," the Polish Foreign Ministry said.