Asked on Polish radio on Wednesday why Putin was not invited to the commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Foreign Minister of Poland, Grzegorz Schetyna, declared: "The 1st Ukrainian front and Ukrainians liberated [the concentration camp], as on that January day there were Ukrainian soldiers, so they opened the gates of the camp".
So following the German statement that when "Iats" declared that the Soviet Union had invaded Germany he was using his "freedom of speech" now we have Poland telling us that Ukrainians liberated Auschwitz, not Russians or even multi-ethnic Soviets, and no furore results from any of that.
Some revisionism is more equal then other revisionism, apparently.
So now we know why Poroshenko is invited. Because "his" Ukrainians liberated Auschwitz. I wonder if he will have the gall to shout the Banderist slogan "glory to the Ukraine, to the heroes glory!" like he always does at home.
But you know the worst of it?
But then again, since western Europeans are not celebrating V day at the same time as Russians and since they even organize commemorative events which do not even mention Russia or the USSR, what is there to be surprised about?
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At a time of severe tensions between the EU and Russia, it is only normal that we would witness a creeping rehabilitation if not of Hitler himself, then at least of some key aspects of Nazi propaganda.
So now we have it. Russia occupied Germany, the Ukraine liberated Auschwitz and soon we will be told that Stalin ordered the Holocaust, bombed Dresden and dropped nuclear devices on Japan. Then just call Putin the New Stalin and, voilà! We will be back to the good old "western civilization" against the "Asiatic Mongol hordes of Russia".
Some things really never change. And, of course, Russia will prevail this time around too!