Poles against demolition of monuments to Soviet soldiers

31.07.2017, Poland.

Residents of the Polish town of Drawsko Pomorskie protest against the dismantling the T-34 tank monuments installed in honor of the Red Army soldiers, who perished in battles to liberate Poland from the Nazi invaders, Gazeta Wyborcza, a Polish news periodical, informs on July 31.

Not only town residents but also local authorities stood up for the monument. Deputy city mayor Marek Tobiszewski said that the monument is town property that he will not easily allow to take away. In their outraged comments, the town residents are saying that the demolition of monuments to Soviet troops “artificially provokes hatred.”

In 1946, two T-34 tanks were installed in the center of Drawsko Pomorskie. The inscription is engraved on the pedestal in two languages: “To the Red Army soldiers who fell in battles liberating the Drawsko land.”

On July 17, 2017, the law on prohibition of communist propaganda was adopted in Poland. According to the law, all monuments dedicated to Soviet soldiers-liberators should be dismantled in Poland. Later information that the Russian authorities are preparing response measures appeared in the media. Such measures may include personal and economic sanctions, and public debates regarding the problem at the international level. However, so far there is no official resolution on this issue yet.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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