Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Katyn

A spokesman for Poland's President Lech Kaczynski has characterized the failure of the Russian Chief Military Prosecutor's Office to recognize the victims of the Katyn massacre as victims of Stalin's repression as "shocking", MosNews reports:
Lopinski stressed that Poland was very interested in improving relations with Russia but that those relations had to be based on truth. “Truth on Katyn is paramount to our relations,” the spokesman said.

The Sejm (Polish parliament) Speaker Marek Jurek also called the decision shocking, as, in his point of view, peace and security can be built only on the condemnation of evil.

He believes that the decision of the Russian prosecutor’s office was a “very unpleasant moment in Polish-Russian relations” and added that the Russian authorities do not have to defend the Soviet policy as Russia was the first victim of communism.
(Via Marius)
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