"We have clear support for the decision made by President Andrzej Duda regarding his absence in Jerusalem. There is clear dissatisfaction, or even indignation, for not allowing the Polish President to have a voice" stated Szczerski. The Chief of the Chancellery of President Andrzej Duda travelled to the USA together with the head of the National Security Bureau, Paweł Soloch. The presidential minister met with the adviser to President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, and the leadership of the National Security Council in the White House. Szczerski emphasized that the "high-ranking" American delegation would be present at the celebration of the liberation of the former German Auschwitz concentration camp, which is planned for January 27. US Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin is to head the delegation. Many commentators wonder how a Polish president can be forbidden from speaking on Auschwitz - a German concentration camp located in occupied Poland during the Second World War which took the lives of so many Polish citizens. According to Leonid Bershidsky, a Russian journalist for Bloomberg, much of Putin’s foreign-policy activity this year will be directed toward trying to rebuild a more Russia-centric concept of the victory over the Nazis, making Poland Russia’s main adversary and Israel Russia’s main ally. Fortunately, given President Trump's response to the scandalous silencing of President Duda, it seems the international communities will not idly stand by as Kremlin lies and manipulates historical facts.
Author: Michał Wyrzyk
Source: Poland Daily