Zakharova says Poland should not dwell on historic problems, but move forward

Poland has to make a choice and decide whether to cling to an interpretation of WWII events or to move forward, while keeping history in mind, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.

Poland has to make a choice and decide whether to cling to an interpretation of WWII events or to move forward, while keeping history in mind, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.

"I think it is time for Warsaw to make a choice: either to permanently cling to a certain interpretation of certain event making our future a hostage of opportunistic interpretation of historic dates and events or to move forward remembering the history and not forgetting it," Zakharova told the Russia Today TV channel commenting on the possible expulsion of Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergei Andreyev following his comments on World War II.

"Now we have reached a certain point with this number of offensive statements made on the part of Poland about our Russian history that I think we really need to stop. The most important thing is to understand which way we are going," she said.

"We should not be constantly reprimanding each other, especially by unilaterally making offensive statements that cause pain in the heart of every Russian," Zakharova said.

Western media reported yesterday that Poland\'s foreign ministry expects Russian ambassador Andreyev to provide explanations regarding his statements about the role of the Polish side in the waging of the World War II.

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