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Germany: Auschwitz liberation statement by Polish FM is cynical play on nationalist feelings - Lavrov00:47

Germany: Auschwitz liberation statement by Polish FM is cynical play on nationalist feelings - Lavrov

Germany, Berlin
January 22, 2015 at 04:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Red Army - which included soldiers from a variety of nations and ethnic groups - was responsible for liberating Auschwitz, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday in Berlin, in correction of statements previously made by Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna. Schetyna had falsely claimed it was Ukraine that was responsible for the liberation of the Nazi death camp in World War II.

Lavrov's words came at a presser at the Adlon Hotel after Normandy Format talks at Villa Borsig. Lavrov was joined in Berlin by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. The four ministers already met for Normandy Format talks at Villa Borsig earlier in January.

Germany: Auschwitz liberation statement by Polish FM is cynical play on nationalist feelings - Lavrov00:47
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The Red Army - which included soldiers from a variety of nations and ethnic groups - was responsible for liberating Auschwitz, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday in Berlin, in correction of statements previously made by Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna. Schetyna had falsely claimed it was Ukraine that was responsible for the liberation of the Nazi death camp in World War II.

Lavrov's words came at a presser at the Adlon Hotel after Normandy Format talks at Villa Borsig. Lavrov was joined in Berlin by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. The four ministers already met for Normandy Format talks at Villa Borsig earlier in January.

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