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Warsaw Says Trump To Attend Nazi Invasion Of Poland Anniversary

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By Georgi Gotev

(EurActiv) — Poland said on Thursday (18 July) US President Donald Trump would attend events in Warsaw marking the 80th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the country – though the White House said the trip was not yet confirmed.

The German invasion began on 1 September 1939, one week after the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact between Germany and the Soviet Union. The USSR invaded Poland on 17 September. The campaign ended on 6 October with Germany and the Soviet Union dividing and annexing the whole of Poland under the terms of the German–Soviet Frontier Treaty.

Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin said other world leaders would come on 1 September to remember the offensive that led to the outbreak of World War Two.

“President Trump will definitely be there – this has been confirmed,” Sasin told Polish news portal wp.pl.

White House officials say Trump was still considering whether to go.

Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has focused on closer ties with Washington as part of its effort to deter aggression from an increasingly emboldened Russia.

Poland’s conservative administration agrees with Trump on migration, climate change, coal mining, abortion and other issues.

Trump last visited Poland in July 2017, where he made a speech vowing to defend NATO allies.

Last September Trump said the United States is considering a request from Poland for a permanent US military presence in the fellow NATO country, acknowledging that he shares Poland’s concerns about possible Russian aggression.

The US said last month it would increase its troop presence in Poland by 1,000.



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3 thoughts on “Warsaw Says Trump To Attend Nazi Invasion Of Poland Anniversary

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    July 20, 2019 at 12:12 pm
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    Poland definitely did not say that Trump will attend the anniversary of the “NAZI” invasion. Both Irak wars were Republican invasions or US invasions? Poland was invaded by Germany and Soviet Union, that is the identity of the direct parties responsible for the war. One party (Germany) was run by a totalitarian NAZI nationalist socialist party while the other by the authoritarian Communist party regime of Joseph Stalin.

    Some “Nazi” nationalist socialist politicians or members did not just got up and walked through the German-Polish border and took over Polish parliament. Common.

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    July 20, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    Soviet Union did NOT take Polish territory, they took Galicia which is Ukrainian territory now and for centuries. Look up Curzon Line which was established in 1939.

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      July 21, 2019 at 1:01 pm
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      Incorrect. Soviet Union broke the non-aggression pact with Poland and took the Eastern part of Poland. The fact that these lands were occupied by Poles, Ukrainians, Belorussians, Lithuanians, Jews, gypsies, Slovacks and others is irrelevant.

      You can use the same argument that in 2014 Putin took Crimea from Ukraine because it used to be Russian territory and had a large Russian population.

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