In a July 18 statement, Russia’s foreign ministry warned Poland that Moscow will react to dismantling monuments to the Red Army and Communist oppression.
Moscow says that under international treaties Poland must preserve its historical monuments, Gordon reported July 18.
“These monuments appreciate Red Army’s contribution in the liberation of Poland from Fascists. Thanks to the liberation, Poland was preserved as an independent country,” the Russian statement runs.
The USSR lost 600,000 troops in the liberation campaign, Moscow said.
June 22, 2017, the Polish parliament banned the Communist propaganda, saying the monuments to the Red Army are part of it.
Like most of the former USSR allies in Eastern Europe, Ukraine passed the law on de-Communization, dismantling monuments to Lenin, Stalin, renaming streets and cities related to the Communist era.