The President of Poland Andrzej Duda believes that the world has not learned from world war II. The politician said during the ceremony dedicated to the 80th anniversary from the day of the attack on Poland by fascist Germany. Andrzej Duda recalled the events of 2014 in Ukraine and armed conflict in South Ossetia, but Russia is not mentioned.
“Lately we see that some countries are committed to imperialism. It’s happening in Europe. We see attempts to revise the border, attacks on the state and the seizure of territory”, — quotes Agency France Presse words of Andrzej Duda.
Polish President urged “the leaders of Europe and the world, members of NATO and the EU” not to allow a repetition of the events of the Second world war. According to him, any “military aggression” must call “clear, decisive and strong” reaction of the world community. During his speech, Duda mentioned the annexation of the Crimea and the “five day war” in South Ossetia, but not directly accused Russia in these events.
At the ceremony on the occasion of 80 years anniversary of the outbreak of the Second world war in Warsaw was also made by the President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier. He said that Germany must “bear a special responsibility” for the security of the United Europe. “Because Germany, despite its history, it could grow into a new force in Europe, we Germans should do more for Europe”, — quotes RIA Novosti words of Steinmeier.
Commemorative events began early in the morning in the Polish city of Wielun. It is for him September 1, 1939, German air force launched the first air strikes. Speaking at the ceremony, German President apologized for the outbreak of his country’s world war II. “I bow before the poles who were victims of German tyranny”, — said Steinmeier.
We will remind that Poland has refused to invite to the funeral ceremony of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Shimon Cross vel Senko explained by the fact that Russia is not interested in maintaining the “spirit of historical truth”.