Polish president: Sanctions on Russia must be maintained to avoid repeat of world war

During his address in Warsaw on the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, Polish President Andrzej Duda urged the West to maintain sanctions on Russia in order to prevent another world war, Onet.pl reports.

“Georgia in 2008, Ukraine in 2014. To this day, the occupation, prisoners of war, and provocations continue. We must be resolute. It is our responsibility to the communities of Europe and the world that there never again be armed aggression,” said Duda, after calling for the sanctions on Russia to be maintained.

The Polish leader also said that for Poland, WWII continued until 1989, because the Nazi occupation was replaced by the Soviet occupation.

“One could say that in a certain sense World War II in the context of its political consequences continued until 1989. For us it continued for much longer. How can you talk about victory when you do not live in a truly sovereign country,” said Duda.

The leaders of roughly 20 countries, including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, attended the commemorative events in Poland on the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II.

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