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“Great Message”: Trump congratulated Poland on the outbreak of war

American leader Donald Trump found himself in a rather awkward position, congratulating Poland. “Great Message”: Trump congratulated Poland on the outbreak of war

“Great Message”: Trump congratulated Poland on the outbreak of war

American leader Donald Trump found himself in a rather awkward position, congratulating Poland on the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. Such a video was published by a media representative on his twitter. Trump himself could not attend the events dedicated to this date, explaining this by an impending hurricane.

US President Donald Trump congratulated Poland on the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. The corresponding video was posted on Twitter by Vox journalist Aaron Rupar. Thus, the American leader answered the question of what he wants to say to the East European country in connection with this date.

“I have a great message for Poland that Mike Pence, our vice president, is about to land there <...>. I just want to congratulate Poland, it's a great country with great people, ”Trump said.
He noted that there are also Polish citizens in the United States, "maybe about 8 million." “We love our Polish friends,” he emphasized and promised to come to Poland soon.
Warsaw invited Trump to events dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, but at the last moment, the US President cancelled this visit because of Hurricane Dorian. The press service of the American leader explained that Trump receives messages about the hurricane every hour. The head of state himself shared his plans to go to the building of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a meeting dedicated to Dorian.

However, according to The Independent, in fact, the American leader went to a golf club.
Commemorative events timed to coincide with the start of World War II began in the early morning of September 1, 2019, in Poland's Wiluna. This small town is located 20 km from the Polish-German border. It was there that September 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded. The second target of the attack was the Westerplatte peninsula near Gdansk.
Commemorative events in Poland began with the ceremony of laying wreaths at the memorial stone at the site of the church destroyed by the bombing, as well as at the synagogue that the Nazis had broken.
In total, 250 officials from 40 countries attended the ceremonies, including 20 presidents and four heads of government. The celebrations were attended by the leaders of most European countries, which during the Second World War fought on opposite sides of the front.
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But, if Trump himself refused to go to Warsaw, then Russia was simply not invited there. The Polish authorities did not send an official invitation to these events to the assignee of one of the main participants in the war.

The press service of the Polish presidential palace explained that invitations were sent only to the countries of NATO, the EU and the Eastern Partnership - Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The decision about who to invite to commemorative events was "made based on modern, not historical realities," they specified in Warsaw.
The Kremlin reacted negatively to such a decision by the Polish side. A spokesman for the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov emphasized that any memorial events in honour of the anniversaries of either the Great Patriotic War of World War II in any country in the world are inferior without the participation of Russia since its role in the completion of World War II cannot be overestimated.
The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, in response to such a decision by Poland, stated that "official Warsaw has not driven itself into such a stupid position for a long time."
In the message of the department itself, published on the occasion of the anniversary of the start of World War II, it was recalled that it was the USSR that saved European democracy from destruction. “In a number of countries, attempts are being made to reconsider the causes and results of World War II with the aim of blaming Hitler Germany and the Soviet Union for this global catastrophe,” the ministry said.
Moreover, the fact that it was the USSR that defeated Nazism and liberated Europe cannot be denied, diplomats emphasized.
For the liberation of Poland from the Nazi invaders in 1939, 600 thousand Soviet soldiers were killed. Of the 55 million victims of World War II, more than half are citizens of the USSR. But modern Warsaw refuses to recognize this data and over the past few years has been actively falsifying history, proclaiming the liberating soldiers as occupiers and demolishing the monuments of the Red Army: local authorities believe that they allegedly symbolize the communist system.
Moscow has repeatedly protested Poland in connection with such a policy, pointing out the inadmissibility of rewriting history. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the decision to make events on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II “private” once again testifies to the twisted worldview of the Polish administration, which “falsifies the chronicle for the sake of immediate political priorities”.

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