Poland must return territories acquired after World War II, repay Russia for restoration - Russian parliament speaker Volodin
The head of Russia's State Duma (parliament), Vyacheslav Volodin, says that Poland should pay for the fact that the Soviet army liberated it from the occupying German forces
On Telegram, the politician said that one third of Polish territories are areas with developed infrastructure, industrial enterprises, and rich natural resources. According to him, these territories became part of Poland allegedly thanks to Russia.
Volodin also said that after World War II, the Soviet people spent more than USD 750 billion on the restoration and development of Poland, according to today's estimates.
He added that Poland allegedly exists only because of Russia. Volodin criticized the Poles for demolishing monuments to Soviet soldiers, closing Russian schools, and allegedly stealing Russian property.
“Poland must return the territories acquired after World War II and reimburse our country for the funds spent on it during the war and postwar years,” he said.
The speaker of the Russian State Duma proposed to ban Polish trucks from traveling through Russian territory.
The authorities of the Republic of Poland have seized the bank accounts of the Russian embassy and confiscated the funds held in them.
On Saturday, April 29, 2023, the authorities of the Polish capital regained the building at 45 Keletska Street in Warsaw, which the Russian embassy had occupied - in the opinion of the Polish state - illegally. A Russian secondary school, where children of diplomats and military personnel studied, operated there on a daily basis.
Subsequently, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that Poland plans to continue to return the buildings of the Russian embassy in the country to its control.