MINSK, 9 November (BelTA) – The Prosecutor General's Office of Belarus expects Poland to respond to requests for legal assistance with the investigation of the criminal case on the genocide of the Belarusian people during the Great Patriotic War, Prosecutor General Andrei Shved told reporters prior to an open dialogue with students and teachers of International University MITSO, BelTA has learned.
“As for Poland, we hope that they have some common sense and they will respond to our requests for legal assistance. We had concluded a legal assistance agreement before and we insist that they in Poland fulfill their obligations under this agreement,” Andrei Shved said.
He recalled that the Baltic states, including Lithuania and Latvia, rejected such requests. “They believe that providing legal assistance with identifying SS legionnaires is impossible for them for political reasons: these legionnaires are heroes there,” the prosecutor general said. “We assume that we will not get any help from these states, because Nazi criminals, including living ones who march on the streets of the capitals of these states, are under the protection of the authorities of these countries,” he added.
According to the prosecutor general, more than 70 requests for legal assistance were sent to over 30 states, including the United States, Poland, the Baltic states, Chile, Brazil, Australia.