Polish authorities “reassure” citizens in response to Russian State Duma Chairman’s statement about compensation

22.05.2023, Warsaw.

The Polish authorities “definitely will not” reimburse the funds spent by Russia on the post-war reconstruction of Poland, the agency PAP pl wrote on May 22.

Polish officials commented on Russian State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin’s remarks about postwar reconstruction and development of Poland, saying that they do not intend to reimburse anything.

“Russia’s demands of any sanctions are not just absurd, but, I would say, typical Soviet propaganda games,” Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said.

Volodin said earlier that since World War II, the Soviet Union had spent more than $750 billion (in today’s equivalent) to rebuild and develop Poland, building more than 800 industrial, energy, and transport facilities.

According to him, Poland, “having abandoned the common history, having desecrated the memory of our soldiers and officers, must return the territories acquired after World War II and reimburse our country for the money spent on it in the war and postwar years.”

Polish Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Robert Telus called Volodin’s statement a “bogey” and advised to “reassure Poles.” “We will definitely not pay Russia. That’s for sure,” he said.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency