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  • 24 August 2019

    ‪80th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between the Soviet Union and the German Reich is used by some Russian authors to promote lies and opinions denying Stalin’s responsibility for carving up Eastern Europe into spheres of influence together with Hitler.

    Permanent Representative of Poland to the EU Andrzej Sados reacted to the op-ed "The Munich sell-off and World War II: lessons learned?" published in EurActiv.com by stating:

     

    "The anniversary of 80 years since the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between the Soviet Union and the German Reich is used by some Russian authors to promote opinions denying Stalin’s responsibility for carving up Eastern Europe into spheres of influence together with Hitler. Such opinions negatively impact the memory and martyrdom of millions of victims of the Nazi and Soviet genocides, crimes against humanity, and repressions.


    The truth should not be forgotten. This is why the foreign ministers of Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania issued Joint Statement on the occasion of 80 years since the signing of Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.

     

    It is a call for all European countries to provide both moral and material support to the ongoing historical investigation of the totalitarian regimes. By acting in a concerted manner, we can counter disinformation campaigns and manipulation of historical facts more effectively."

     

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