The current regulations provide that the statute of limitations for crimes of the communist regime begins on August 1, 1990, and that punishment ends after 40 years for murder, war crimes or crimes against humanity, and after 30 years for other crimes. Thus, from August 1 this year, there would be no punishment for other crimes.
Now, the prosecutors of the Institute of National Remembrance of Poland would be able to continue to prosecute people responsible for the crimes of the communist regime in Poland.
As stated in the explanatory memorandum to the law, "the duty of a democratic state is to condemn a crime committed under a totalitarian (authoritarian) regime and not previously punished for political reasons."
As we reported earlier, the United States had to work with NATO partners to enhance the alliance's combat capability. The funds should be used to deter opponents, including Russia.