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In protest against statements by the President of Russia Wladimir Putin on the prehistory of World War II, Poland appointed the Russian ambassador to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw. "We are ready to clarify the historical truth to Russia's diplomats for as long as necessary," Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz wrote on Twitter on Saturday. Poland has expressed its "vehement opposition to the historical allegations of the highest Russian authorities," he said. The world would not forget the true meaning of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the German-Soviet non-aggression pact of August 1939. Russia is trying to downplay its share of responsibility for the destruction of peace in Europe, the Foreign Ministry criticized.

Putin caused a sensation because he called the Polish ambassador in Berlin from 1933 to 1939, Jozef Lipski, an "anti-Semitic pig". The diplomat admired Hitler. At a meeting of the Defense Ministry on Tuesday, Putin said Putin verbatim: "A bastard, an anti-Semitic pig – there is no other way to describe it. He has shown his solidarity with Hitler in his anti-Jewish, anti-Semitic tendencies and, above all, he has promised him to erect a monument to the mockery of the Jewish people. " The latter quote was also mentioned by the late Israeli diplomat Yohanan Cohen in a book in 1989. Lipski's statement is said to have been Hitler's interim plans to deport Europe's Jews to Africa.

On another matter in December, Putin had the Western Powers and Poland complicit in the Second World War. He referred to several contracts between the countries with National Socialist Germany, which had been concluded before the war began in 1939.

Criticism of Poland's interpretation of history

The meeting in the Foreign Ministry in Warsaw on Friday was difficult, but correct, said Moscow Ambassador to Poland, Sergei Andreev, the Russian news agency Tass. Russia criticizes that Poland would claim the sole correct interpretation of history. Putin recently warned against giving the Soviet Union complicity in the Second World War. Russia must defend itself against the historical equality of the communist Soviet Union with fascism. In the coming year, celebrations are to take place in Russia to mark the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany.

In the German-Soviet non-aggression pact, Germany and the Soviet Union had agreed in a secret additional protocol to divide Poland among themselves. The border ran along the River Bug. With the attack of German troops on Poland the Second World War began in September 1939, two weeks after the Wehrmacht the Soviet Union attacked Poland. In June 1941, Germany broke the pact and marched into the Soviet Union without declaring war.

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