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Bravery of Soviet Soldiers Who Freed Poland Incontestable - Lech Walesa

© Sputnik / Alexander Kapustyanskiy / Go to the photo bankLocal residents and Soviet fighters, Lublin. Poland. July 1944. The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945
Local residents and Soviet fighters, Lublin. Poland. July 1944. The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 - Sputnik International
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Former President of Poland Lech Walesa said that bravery of Soviet soldiers in liberating Poland from the Nazis, is incontestable.

The tombstones of Soviet Army soldiers who died liberating Poland from Nazi invaders during WWII have been defaced in eastern Poland, Polish radio reported Friday - Sputnik International
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GDANSK (Poland) (Sputnik) The bravery of Soviet soldiers in liberating Poland from the Nazis, is incontestable, former President of Poland Lech Walesa said.

"Poles have no complaints against the [Soviet] soldiers. Soviet soldiers had been perishing and freeing Poland. This is all true," Walesa told RIA Novosti in an interview, adding that the desecration of monuments to Soviet servicemen is not normal.

Warsaw has complaints against Soviet leaders, not its people, he added.

"Everything is ok with Russian people but Russians have no luck with their leaders. After all, Russian people also paid a high price for communism," Walesa added.

Moscow has repeatedly protested the demolition and dismantling of Soviet monuments in Poland in recent months.

In September, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova announced that Russia demanded that Poland implement measures to stop the destruction of Soviet monuments.

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