Poland protests Vladimir Putin’s speech at Holocaust event
15 January 2020 | 10:35 am
In 1945, the Soviets liberated Nazi Germany's Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in occupied Poland. Russia, Poland and Israel are engaged in a diplomatic spat surrounding the 75th anniversary of this event.
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