The Polish capital, destroyed by the Germans, was liberated by the Polish units. The Polish People’s Army was a Polish national formation. It is true that part of its officers was replaced by the Red Army officers with the necessary experience, but the operational documents of this formation were issued in the Polish language.
The ruling Polish authorities want to use the Ukrainians for an image attack against present-day Russia. Now, we have the next announcement of Poland that it wants to continue the aggressive campaign of historical reinterpretations. On the anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation, President Duda offered to the Ukrainian President to organise the joint celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw and to honour the memory of Symon Petliura.
This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism – it accuses Poland of “falsification and re-writing” of its history. According to this policy, the Russian official historiography is the only “true” way of interpretation of historical events for the countries of Eastern and Central Europe.
The Polish initiative of the joint celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw is aimed at the commemoration of the Polish-Ukrainian efforts to stop the spread of Bolshevism in the region and protect its peoples from the Bolshevik terror and oppression.
The Battle of Warsaw took place in August 1920 – it was a decisive battle of the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1921. This battle is often referred to in history as the “miracle on the Vistula” as the Polish troops defeated much larger forces of the Bolshevik Russia.
In April 1920, Poland and the Ukrainian People’s Republic led by Symon Petliura formed a military alliance against the Bolshevik Russia, starting the joint Kyiv offensive aimed at pushing the Bolshevik forces out of Ukraine and improvement of the military positions of Poland in its war with Soviet Russia.
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