STULECIE

Monday, September 17, 2018

79 years ago, on September 17, 1939, the Red Army allied with Germans invaded Poland

79 years ago, on September 17, 1939, the Red Army crossed the border and entered the territory of Poland fighting against Germany. 
The Soviet invasion was a violation of the non-aggression treaty between Poland and the USSR. He was implementing the secret Molotov-Ribbentrop agreement between the Third German Reich and the Soviet Union. The entry of the Soviets into Poland, referred to as a blow in the back, ultimately determined the defeat of the September campaign. 

The crowning of the occupation of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth by both occupiers was the division of the country between the USSR and Germany, described by historians as the fourth partition of Poland. The effect of the Eastern Borderlands occupied by the Red Army was the mass deportation of the Polish population to the East, rape and looting of civilians, and finally the murder of Polish officers killed in captivity in Katyn, Kharkiv and Miednoje.