Comment by the Information and Press Department on the demolition of a mausoleum on the common grave of Red Army soldiers in Trzcianka, Poland
We have taken note of the outrageous news concerning the demolition of a mausoleum on the common grave of Red Army soldiers in the Polish town of Trzcianka. Preparations for this sacrilege began long ago, and the Polish side was notified of our substantiated and unambiguous position against the monument’s demolition.
The Polish authorities’ arbitrary actions with regard to Soviet/Russian memorials are unacceptable from the viewpoint of effective interstate and intergovernmental documents.
We express our resolute protest against the Polish authorities’ vandalism. We view this glaring act as a direct consequence and an illustration of the Polish authorities’ anti-Russia policy, including in the memorial sphere. Warsaw should know that this demonstration of neglect for the memory of the war and war heroes is similar to barbarity. We do not intend to accept this situation.