MOSCOW (Sputnik) — During the interview that the minister gave to TVP, the presenter, Maria Przelomiec, repeatedly interrupted Medinsky, not giving him an opportunity to respond to the questions. While discussing a monument to Soviet general Ivan Chernyakhovsky, which was dismantled in the northern Polish town of Pieniezno in September, Przelomiec said Chernyakhovsky had killed the leaders of the Polish Home Army.
Medinsky refuted the accusations but was not given enough time to expand on the issue.
Mariusz Pilis, the head of the Polish Television Information Agency, a branch of TVP, stated that Czunkiewicz' apology letter did not reflect the official position of TVP, according to Rzeczpospolita newspaper.
Relations between Moscow and Warsaw have been strained amid repeated demolition and dismantling of Soviet monuments in the country and attempts by some Polish officials to distort history and to belittle Soviet soldiers' contribution to the victory over Nazism in World War II.