Former President of Poland Lech Walesa has criticized the Polish government for its decision not to invite Russia's president to the upcoming Holocaust remembrance commemorations at Auschwitz, saying Warsaw must remember the historical truth about who liberated the camp from Nazi occupation. "Since the Polish side has not invited President Putin to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, it can be expected that [Polish President Andrzej] Duda will not have the right to speak in Israel. In this situation he won't be able to fly there," Walesa said , speaking to Onet and referring to Israel's plans to host the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem on January 22-23, where Putin is expected to make remarks. According to Walesa, Putin should be invited to the Auschwitz commemorations event, and Poland must emphasize that it was the Red Army that freed the concentration camp in January 1945. "This is the historical truth, no one can change it, and if the Polish government wants to create its own historical narrative, this is frivolous. If we want a good relationship with Russia, we must engage in dialogue with the country, but this must be done in the… Read full this story
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