Poland has decided to demand reparations, not only from Germany but also from Russia

Польша решила потребовать репарации не только от Германии, но и от России

The leader of the ruling Polish party “law and justice” Jaroslaw Kaczynski said that Russia, besides Germany, is obliged to pay Poland compensation for damage suffered during the Second world war. He said this in an interview with German newspaper Bild.

“Russia, too, must pay. But I don’t think our generation will see how Moscow will take its responsibility,” he said. “Our claims have no Statute of limitations,” added Kaczynski.

However, he said that Russia and Germany are not comparable. According to him, Germany has a democratically elected government, where “the law and morality.” “This cannot be said about Russia,” he said.

Kaczynski noted that during the Second world war the entire Polish economy, its factories, roads, historic buildings and cultural treasures were destroyed. He added that during the First world war, Poland was also destroyed. While Germany paid reparations to France by the Treaty of Versailles, and Poland has not received practically nothing said Kaczynski. “We won’t accept this”, – he said.

At the end of October 2018 Polish President Andrzej Duda said that Warsaw intends to demand from Germany the payment of compensation for destruction during the Second world war. In the Polish Sejm Commission on reparations, which assesses the caused damage to the country during the war.

In 2017 she had been estimated at $48,8 billion However in the beginning of March 2018, the head of the Commission, Arkadiusz mulyarchick, the said that Poland plans to recover from Germany $850 billion in Addition, he said that Parliament need to formulate claims to Russia about compensation for the war.