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Polish ambassador summoned to explain revision of war crimes against Belarusians

Politics 12.03.2019 | 17:56

MINSK, 12 March (BelTA) – Belarus expects public official comments from the Polish authorities regarding the revision of actions of the field commander Romuald Rajs (Bury) who is notoriously famous in Belarus, BelTA learned from Anatoly Glaz, Head of the Information and Digital Diplomacy Office, Press Secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A statement on the revision of Romuald Rajs's actions has been published on the website of the Institute of National Remembrance of Poland. When asked how the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to respond to such steps, Anatoly Glaz said: “The criminal who personally gave orders and participated in the killing of civilians living in Belarusian villages in Podlachia region of Poland cannot be whitewashed in the eyes of Belarusians or in the historical memory of other sane people. Polish scientists have collected enough evidence of his atrocities. On the basis of facts rather than theoretical speculations a commission of the Institute of National Remembrance made relevant conclusions in 2005 following an investigation. You have to be mature and courageous to recognize them,” Anatoly Glaz said.

“We are especially concerned over blatant cynicism of some Polish ‘researchers', on whose findings the statement of the Institute of National Remembrance relies. In particular, in his defense they say that Bury had an opportunity to ‘burn not five but many more Belarusian villages in Bielsk Podlaski District',” said Anatoly Glaz.

“We expect official comments from the Polish authorities on whether this assessment of Bury's actions is the country's official position and how it fits with the recent steps to build a dialogue between the countries, including the historical one. The Polish ambassador has been summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to provide relevant explanations,” the official representative of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

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