The Russian State Duma has condemned Ukrainian-Polish Declaration of Memory and Solidarity, adopted on 20 October, and also called it “provocative” and “anti-Russian.” Among other things, the Declaration recognizes the role of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact at the beginning of the Second World War. The resolution was adopted by the Duma and published on the official website today.
424 deputies voted for the decision.
"MPs strongly condemned the act of the parliaments of Poland and Ukraine, rejecting the idea of retroactive rewriting of history and conducting the revision of the beginning and the outcome of the Second World War,” the decision says.
Russia believes that the declaration is an attempt to revise history and the verdict of the Nuremberg Tribunal, and has promised to block the "revision of the post-war world order."
"The adoption of such a decision by our fellow parliamentarians was inspired by hostility not only to the former Soviet Union, but also to the Russian Federation, it was possible in an atmosphere of total “Russophobia”, which, unfortunately, distinguishes today's Polish and Ukrainian politics. Politicians in both countries are trying to gloss over the problems of their own relationship, showing a desire to "make friends against the common enemy,” the decision says.
Duma also called the Declaration "contrary to international law" and manifestation of "hostile actions" towards Russia.
The State Duma called on the US and UK parliaments, and the Allies in World War II to join the statement and send the text to a large number of international organizations.
Also, deputies could not resist of a few hysterical accusations towards Poland and Ukraine in the text of their declaration.