Warsaw is summoning the Russian ambassador after he claimed that Poland was partially at fault for World War Two.
During an interview on TVN24 last night (Friday), Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergey Andreyev said that Poland bore part of the responsibility for being invaded by Nazis because it had prevented the creation of an anti-Berlin coalition. He then added that the relationship between Russia and Poland is at its worst in 70 years due to Poland's supposed antagonism towards Russia.
Warsaw has been a strong critic of Russia's actions in eastern Ukraine, and is one of the strongest advocates in favor of economic sanctions against Russia.
The Polish foreign ministry has expressed its "surprise and concern" over Andreyev's comments. "The narrative presented by the highest official representative of the Russian state in Poland undermines historical truth and refers to the most mendacious interpretation of events, familiar from Stalinist and Communist times," the statement read.
Shortly before the interview aired, the Russian government summoned the Polish ambassador over an incident in which a Soviet military cemetery in Poland was desecrated that day. Poland had condemned the vandalism and said that the polish would investigate it.