Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki condemned Vladimir Putin for blaming Poland for the outbreak of World War II, saying Moscow was lying to deflect attention from recent failures.
“President Putin has lied about Poland on numerous occasions, and he has always done it deliberately.
This usually happens when Russian authorities feel international pressure related to their activities.... In recent weeks Russia has suffered several significant defeats”, - Morawiecki said.
As examples, he mentioned that the EU had prolonged sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Crimea, Russian athletes were suspended for four years for doping, and Russia “failed in its attempt to take complete control over Belarus”.
“I consider President Putin’s words as an attempt to cover up these problems. He is well aware that his accusations have nothing to do with reality - and that in Poland there are no monuments of Hitler or Stalin”, - concluded Morawiecki.