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Thursday, 1 March 2018

President: Cursed Soldiers never accepted a not fully free Poland

  |   President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath at a plaque commemorating communist regime victims, placed on a building at 8 Strzelecka Street in Warsaw, which after WWII housed an NKVD President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath at a plaque commemorating communist regime victims, placed on a building at 8 Strzelecka Street in Warsaw, which after WWII housed an NKVD President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath at a plaque commemorating communist regime victims, placed on a building at 8 Strzelecka Street in Warsaw, which after WWII housed an NKVD President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath at a plaque commemorating communist regime victims, placed on a building at 8 Strzelecka Street in Warsaw, which after WWII housed an NKVD President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath at a plaque commemorating communist regime victims, placed on a building at 8 Strzelecka Street in Warsaw, which after WWII housed an NKVD President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath at a plaque commemorating communist regime victims, placed on a building at 8 Strzelecka Street in Warsaw, which after WWII housed an NKVD President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath at a plaque commemorating communist regime victims, placed on a building at 8 Strzelecka Street in Warsaw, which after WWII housed an NKVD President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath at a plaque commemorating communist regime victims, placed on a building at 8 Strzelecka Street in Warsaw, which after WWII housed an NKVD President Andrzej Duda presented distinctions to people merited for Poland's independence and promoting awareness and remembrance about the Cursed Soldiers President Andrzej Duda presented distinctions to people merited for Poland's independence and promoting awareness and remembrance about the Cursed Soldiers President Andrzej Duda presented distinctions to people merited for Poland's independence and promoting awareness and remembrance about the Cursed Soldiers President Andrzej Duda presented distinctions to people merited for Poland's independence and promoting awareness and remembrance about the Cursed Soldiers President Andrzej Duda presented distinctions to people merited for Poland's independence and promoting awareness and remembrance about the Cursed Soldiers President Andrzej Duda presented distinctions to people merited for Poland's independence and promoting awareness and remembrance about the Cursed Soldiers President Andrzej Duda presented distinctions to people merited for Poland's independence and promoting awareness and remembrance about the Cursed Soldiers President Andrzej Duda presented distinctions to people merited for Poland's independence and promoting awareness and remembrance about the Cursed Soldiers President Andrzej Duda presented distinctions to people merited for Poland's independence and promoting awareness and remembrance about the Cursed Soldiers President Andrzej Duda presented distinctions to people merited for Poland's independence and promoting awareness and remembrance about the Cursed Soldiers President Andrzej Duda at a commemorative meeting in Warsaw's Museum of Cursed Soldiers and Political Prisoners of the Polish People's Republic President Andrzej Duda at a commemorative meeting in Warsaw's Museum of Cursed Soldiers and Political Prisoners of the Polish People's Republic President Andrzej Duda at a commemorative meeting in Warsaw's Museum of Cursed Soldiers and Political Prisoners of the Polish People's Republic President Andrzej Duda at a commemorative meeting in Warsaw's Museum of Cursed Soldiers and Political Prisoners of the Polish People's Republic President Andrzej Duda at a commemorative meeting in Warsaw's Museum of Cursed Soldiers and Political Prisoners of the Polish People's Republic President Andrzej Duda at a commemorative meeting in Warsaw's Museum of Cursed Soldiers and Political Prisoners of the Polish People's Republic President Andrzej Duda at a commemorative meeting in Warsaw's Museum of Cursed Soldiers and Political Prisoners of the Polish People's Republic

As the Cursed Soldiers never accepted a Poland which was not truly free, sovereign and independent, they bravely stood against the treacherous Yalta Agreement, which put Poland in the hands of the Soviets, President Andrzej Duda said on Thursday.

 

The president  made the statement on the Cursed Soldiers National Remembrance Day, established by the Polish parliament in 2011 and observed in Poland on March 1. (Cursed Soldiers - soldiers fighting against the communist regime after the end of WWII).  See also: President declares Poland needs strong, well-trained army

 

Addressing a gathering, during which he presented distinctions to people merited for Poland's independence and promoting awareness and remembrance about the Cursed Soldiers, the president stressed that a hundred years ago, Poland's independence was won by the generation of the turn of the centuries.

 

 

 

"It was a success at that time. One could say that it happened owing to a happy coincidence of political events. Surely, political events of that time helped win what was achieved, but it was, above all, unyieldingness, heroism, and the blood of that generation," the president stressed.

 

"This unyieldingness was passed on to the generation of their children - and this is who you are," the president told the gathering.

 

"As the Cursed Soldiers never accepted a Poland which was not truly free, sovereign and independent, they bravely stood against the treacherous Yalta Agreement, which put Poland in the hands of the Soviets," he went on to say.

 

President Andrzej Duda stressed that the Yalta Agreement made Poland, which emerged after the German and Soviet occupation, neither sovereign, nor truly free and independent.

 

  • "Thank you for free Poland"

We thank you for a free Poland, President Andrzej Duda said at a commemorative meeting in Warsaw's Museum of Cursed Soldiers and Political Prisoners of the Polish People's Republic.

 

 

The museum, housed on the premises of a notorious former communist prison on Warsaw's Rakowiecka Street, pays tribute to Poland's post-war anti-communist underground.

 

In his address, Andrzej Duda stressed that the Cursed Soldiers remained true to their beliefs until the very end, and recalled that the Rakowiecka Street penitentiary was the final station for many of them.

 

"We thank you for a free Poland from this place, probably our country's darkest and most final battlefield for an independent and sovereign Republic. A place, where those who remained faithful to their military oath and their beliefs refused until the very end to accept that the Western allies had sold us, had sold Poland," President Duda said.

 

  • President lays wreath commemorating communist regime victims

 

 

Before President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath at a plaque commemorating communist regime victims, placed on a building at 8 Strzelecka Street in Warsaw, which after WWII housed an NKVD Soviet secret police seat and later a Polish communist secret service seat.

 

Soldiers of the Polish anti-communist underground were imprisoned, tortured and murdered in the basement of the building. (PAP)

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