Poland had a chance to bring together the leaders of Russia and Ukraine at the commemoration of Auschwitz’ death liberation, but instead some Polish politicians cherish “anti-Russian phobias,” says former Polish PM.
With the 70th anniversary of the infamous Nazi death camp’s liberation in Poland commemorated next Tuesday, Warsaw could have organized a meeting between President Vladimir Putin of Russia and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, said Leszek Miller, the leader of the Democratic Left Alliance, Poland’s third-largest opposition party. Miller headed the Polish government from 2001 to 2004.
“Poland should have done this. This even could help us reemerge as a nation contributing to a peaceful resolution to this bloody conflict,” he said at a media conference, referring to renewed hostilities in eastern Ukraine.