Poland celebrates anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

Poland celebrates anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

Poland celebrated the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising

Andrzej Duda   Poland celebrates anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

President Duda compared the events of 1944 with the current situation in Ukraine

Poles marked the 78th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, the doomed 1944 uprising against the forces of Nazi Germany.

< p>At the same time, some, including the president, compared the Polish wartime resistance to today's Ukrainian opposition to the military invasion of Russia.

Warsaw froze in a moment of silence when sirens sounded at 5 p.m. in memory of those who fought and died in 1944 in a struggle that lasted 63 days and ended tragically for the Poles. It was at this hour on August 1, 1944, after five years of brutal Nazi occupation, that the uprising began.

During the annual ritual, people all over Warsaw stopped, some holding flags or torches. A far-right organization held a peaceful march in the city.

President Andrzej Duda visited the exhibition “Warsaw and Mariupol – Cities of Ruins, Struggle and Hope”. He recalled that “the Germans ruthlessly killed civilians” in the Polish capital and added that “Russian aggression against Ukraine is just as ruthless today.”