State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin commented on the demand of the Polish authorities to compensate for the damage caused by the Second World War. The Chairman of the State Duma stressed that as an independent state, Poland exists only thanks to Russia.
The day before, Polish President Andrzej Duda called for the republic to demand reparations from the Russian Federation for the Second World War. He stated that Germany attacked Poland, and later Russia joined the war.
Volodin recalled that the Nazis exterminated Poles in concentration camps along with Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians.
“In January 1945, the residents of Warsaw greeted the Soviet troops with flowers and tears in their eyes. Our people, starving themselves, sent food to help Poland,” the speaker wrote on his Telegram channel.
The Chairman of the State Duma called the statement of the leader of the republic a rehabilitation of fascism and an insult to the memory of the ancestors who gave their lives for the freedom and independence of Poland.
Volodin noted that Russian law provides for criminal penalties for such statements. The speaker called on the supervisory authorities to study Duda’s statements and take measures to bring him to justice.