Putin accuses Poland of colluding with Hitler
Speaking to military top brass and using bad language at one point, Putin said that Poland was in cahoots with Hitler during World War II.
"Essentially they colluded with Hitler. This is clear from documents, archival documents," Putin said in an emotional end-of-year speech at the defence ministry.
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Resorting to bad language, Putin said a war-time Polish ambassador allegedly promised to put up a statue of Hitler in Warsaw for his pledges to send Jews to Africa.
“A bastard, an anti-Semitic pig, you cannot put it any other way,” Putin said, referring to what he said were the diaries of the Polish ambassador in Germany, apparently in reference to Józef Lipski, who served as ambassador in Berlin from 1934 to 1939.
“He expressed full solidarity with Hitler in his anti-Semitic views,” the Russian leader said.