The Polish authorities are working on a report to assess the damage caused by the Soviet Union --similar to the one that was prepared in relation to the Nazi occupation-- to request possible financial compensation.
This was reported by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Arkadiusz Mularczyk, who has indicated this initiative must have "a solid study, which shows both the full aspect of the occupation and the exploitation of the Polish State", according to the TVP chain.
Mularczyk's words are a response to an initiative presented by the president of the Russian State Duma, Viacheslav Volodin, who has demanded compensation from Poland of 750,000 million dollars for the Soviet efforts to rebuild the country after World War II.
"A third of the current Polish lands, areas with developed infrastructure, industrial enterprises and rich in natural resources, became part of them after the Second World War only thanks to our State," Volodin has defended, who has reproached the Polish authorities the dismantling of Soviet tributes and the closure of Russian centers.
The one who also referred this Monday to Volodin's proposal was the Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, who framed it in the "typical Russian propaganda", which, he said, has always been "excellent" when it comes to turn around any issue. "It is a strategy to blind everyone around him," he said, according to the PAP agency.
"I also see what Russia is trying to present now. It will definitely have to pay huge reparations to Ukraine and others for what it has done because by committing war crimes, it led to huge economic losses," he said.
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