21:21 GMT +318 August 2019
Listen Live
    Building of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Moscow to Oppose Demolition of Soviet Monuments in Europe

    © Sputnik / Maksim Blinov
    Politics
    Get short URL
    2125

    Russia will continue to confront the policy aimed at demolishing of Soviet monuments in Europe, especially in Poland, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksey Meshkov said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On March 31, Poland's Institute of National Remembrance announced that the Polish authorities were planning to demolish about 500 monuments to the Soviet Army soldiers.

    "We are witnessing continuous attempts to falsify the history, to use the theme of World War II as a tool of the information pressure on our country… Moscow is concerned over the fight waged by some European states, especially in Poland, against monuments to Soviet soldiers, who died fighting against Nazism… [We] intend to actively confront this inadmissible line," Meskov said at a meeting devoted to the 71st anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany.

    Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Poland had become the European leader of desecration of the Soviet monuments.

    Related:

    Soviet Monuments Demolition in Poland 'Test for Relations' - Russian Envoy
    Moscow Urges Warsaw to End Desecration of Soviet Monuments
    Macedonia's Albanians Wage Increasingly Violent War of Monuments
    Tags:
    Russia, Poland
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik