Poland Remembers Soviet Soldiers
Who Liberated Warsaw
(RIA Novosti, by Leonid Sviridov) – Poland will always remember
Soviet soldiers who liberated Warsaw 60 years ago, Polish Defense
Minister Jerzy Szmajdzinski told RIA Novosti in an interview on
an official ceremony of laying flowers to the monument on the
memorial cemetery was held in the center of Warsaw. Here lie the
remains of 22,000 Soviet soldiers who died in the liberation of
the Polish capital 60 years ago, in January 1945.
the day of memory of those who liberated Warsaw 60 years ago.
We will always remember the soldiers who set free Warsaw and Poland,"
Mr. Szmajdzinski said.
will always remember "the 600,000 graves of deceased soldiers
of the great Soviet Union, who did everything possible for the
liberation from the Hitlerite yoke," the Polish defense minister
these victims and "this is why we are together here at this
memorial today. It was a truly combat brotherhood," the stressed.
The RIA Novosti
correspondent reports that the ceremony was attended by Russian
ambassador to Poland Nikolai Afanasyevsky, Belarussian ambassador
Pavel Latushko, Armenian ambassador Ashot Ovakimyan, as well as
representatives of the diplomatic missions of Kazakhstan and Ukraine.
of the Polish president, Interior Ministry, Veterans Committee,
different public and war veterans organizations, Poland-East and
Poland-Russia societies arrived to honor the memory of Soviet
soldiers who fell 60 years ago in liberating Warsaw from German