MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Members of the Polish ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party earlier in the day claimed that Warsaw had the right to demand the reparation payments not only from Berlin but also from Moscow — on the grounds of the 1921 Treaty of Riga between Poland and Soviet Russia.
"Poland will receive no reparations from Russia. It has no right for reparations. It does not even need to start this game lost in advance," Pushkov wrote in his official Twitter blog.
Никаких репараций от России Польша не получит. Никаких прав на репарации у нее нет. Ей даже не стоит начинать эту заранее проигранную партию— Алексей Пушков (@Alexey_Pushkov) 2 сентября 2017 г.
The lawmaker added that Poland was "preoccupied with the past and national [psychological] complexes."
От польской элиты не исходит ни одной идеи,ни одной инициативы, обращенной в будущее. Она поглощена лишь прошлым и национальными комплексами— Алексей Пушков (@Alexey_Pushkov) 2 сентября 2017 г.
Similarly, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Dmitry Novikov told Sputnik that the Russian authorities should not make official statements on the matter.
Vladimir Dzhabarov, the first deputy chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian upper house of parliament, told Sputnik that Poland had "zero chance" to receive compensations from both Russia and Germany. He stressed that, following the same logic, Russia could ask Poland for a monetary compensation for the events of 1612 when "Polish troops invaded Russia" as well as the compensation from France for the War of 1812.
On August 24, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said Warsaw had the right to demand reparations from Germany to compensate for atrocities committed during World War II, stressing that reparations would be "a reminder of justice, of what belongs to Poland."