MINSK, 25 March (BelTA) – On 11 March the Polish Institute of National Remembrance published a statement in favor of reevaluating actions of the war criminal Romuald Rajs nicknamed Bury. Another statement has been released since then to emphasize the previous statement carries no legal weight. The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs views the second statement as the official declaration of the Polish side, BelTA learned from Anatoly Glaz, Head of the Information and Digital Diplomacy Office, Press Secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“I can confirm we've taken note of this document. We've noticed the Polish side has clearly indicated the publication represents the view of the Institute of National Remembrance, which, by the way, is an official state institution. And the view unambiguously states that the statement made on 11 March 2019 carries no legal weight,” the official noted.
This is why the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs views the statement as an official declaration of Poland's lack of intention to revise conclusions made by the Institute of National Remembrance in 2005. “Let me remind you that these conclusions clearly mention signs of genocide in Romuald Rajs' actions. In return, we are solidly convinced that criminals of Bury's ilk cannot be justified and must not be glorified,” said the head of the Information and Digital Diplomacy Office.More about Politics