After Russia’s president Vladimir Putin said that it was Poland that contributed to the outbreak of World War II, new accusations appeared from Russia. The Russian ambassador in Bern, Sergei Garmonin, blamed Poland for concluding a secret protocol with Germany in the GermanâPolish Non-aggression Pact of 1934. According to the protocol Poland was obliged to support Nazism. In turn, Moscow revealed documents alleging that during the 1944 uprising Warsaw insurgents murdered Jews and Ukrainians.
Garmonin’s letter was in response to an article in the Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger about the PolishâRussian dispute caused by the speeches of Vladimir Putin. The Russian diplomat protested against the condemnation of the MolotovâRibbentropp Pact, which in his opinion was a necessity.
Ambassador Sergei Garmonin
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