In a recent development, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Prime Minister of Poland, criticized Russian plans to impose sanctions on Poland, dismissing them as a “typical propaganda ploy.” The statement came in response to Vyacheslav Volodin, Chairman of the Russian State Duma, who called for sanctions against Poland, accusing the country of “betraying historical memory” concerning Poland’s liberation from German occupation during World War II.
Vyacheslav Volodin further demanded that Poland pay Russia a staggering sum of USD 750 billion as compensation for post-war Soviet investments in the country. Additionally, he urged Poland to return territories gained after the war, thanks to the support of the USSR. These claims were met with strong opposition from Morawiecki, who labelled them as a typical Russian propaganda tactic.
During his visit to the coastal city of Gdynia, Prime Minister Morawiecki condemned Russia’s allegations and emphasized that it was Russia, not Poland, that should be held accountable for the damages inflicted on Poland. He highlighted Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its involvement in war crimes, arguing that it was Russia that should pay substantial indemnities to Ukraine for the significant economic damage caused.
As the tension between Poland and Russia escalates, the matter is set to be debated in the Russian State Duma. The international community will closely observe the developments and their potential implications for the already strained relations between the two countries.