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Poland Russia was not invited to the commemorative event the day of the beginning of world war II. About it RIA Novosti was informed in the press service of the head of state.
On the 80th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s attack on Poland, the country invited the countries-members of NATO, the European Union, Eastern partnership, including Belarus.
Vice-Premier of the Polish government, Jacek Sasin confirmed that the invited German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “I don’t want to confirm, but we are optimists,” he said about the possible arrival of Merkel. In addition, the President Andrzej Duda personally told the President of the United States Donald Trump the desire to see him at the memorial.
The date of the start of world war II in Poland celebrated every year on 1 September at the Cape of Westerplatte in Gdansk at 04:48. At this time began the first bombardment of the Polish territory.
On July 18 in Poland, explained the lack of an invitation to the Russian leader. “It would be inappropriate to mark the anniversary of the armed aggression against Poland with participation of the leader, which today operates in such a way in relation to the neighbor,” — said the Sasin.
That Warsaw did not send Putin an invitation to the event, it became known on March 20. Then in the administration of the Polish President explained that the anniversary is planned to celebrate together with those States with which the country cooperates closely in the present.
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