The Institute of National Remembrance of Poland accused Russia’s Defence Ministry of falsifying history. The Institute published a statement in response to the Russian Defense Ministry material Poland’s liberation. The price of victory, as the institute’s press service informs.
“Publishing thoroughly selected, taken out of context, and untruthfully commented on documents in order to prove the claim that the Polish saw the Red Army soldiers solely as “liberators” is falsifying history,” the communique says.
The material published by Russia’s Defence Ministry last week presents documents about the Red Army offensive onto the Polish territory, and the attitudes of the Polish people to them. From the publication the conclusion is drawn that the attitude was positive. In particular, it’s written that “in Lublin region the locals sincerely and strongly expressed admiration and sympathies towards the Soviet Union and the Red Army”.
The Institute of National Remembrance claims that the published material doesn’t constitute grounds to substantially discuss the role of the Red Army at the end of WWII.