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Monday, June 22, 2020

Putin invited Trump to Moscow, instead President Trump chose to meet President Duda

A. Witwicki/Gazeta Polska/Niezalezna
Polish Conservative portal "Niezalezna" (Independent): Putin invited Donald Trump to a postponed victory parade in Moscow. Instead of coming to Moscow, President Trump invited Polish President Andrzej Duda to Washington. Putin, seeing such a thing, is not particularly pleased. From Russia's point of view, their situation towards Poland and the USA has never been so bad.

- I think that from Russia's point of view the situation has not been so bad for a long time. Please look at the sequence of events since last autumn, when Putin began to attack Poland again with these ahistorical arguments, creating strange narratives. Last week, a very extensive article appeared in the National Interest journal. This is largely a repetition of what has already been said but, there are several oddities - at the level of pure logic. Putin says that the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact is an expression of some individual will of Ribbentrop and Molotov, it did not reflect the will of the Soviet Union, and two paragraphs further down he writes that the USSR had to enter Poland to save it - said Paweł Jabłoński, deputy minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Poland during a televised interview. 

The parade commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, which in Russia is celebrated as their Victory Day over Nazi Germany, was to take place on May 9. Due to a pandemic, the parade was postponed. At the end of May, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the parade will take place on June 24.