A team of 30 economists, historians and other experts worked on this report.
Poland has said that it will ask Germany for an amount equal to 1300 billion US dollars.
Poland may sign a deal to buy tanks, howitzers and ammunition worth $5.8 billion.
New Delhi. Poland would demand an amount equivalent to US$1300 billion from Germany for the Nazi invasion and occupation during World War II. Poland’s top politician said on Thursday that the government would seek compensation from Germany for the Nazis’ World War II invasion and occupation of his country. The ruling party’s main leader, Jarosaw Kaczyski, said it was Poland’s “obligation” to do so. Poland’s right-wing government argues that the country, which was the first victim of the war, has not been fully compensated by neighboring Germany, which is now one of its major partners within the European Union. A team of about 30 economists, historians and other experts have worked on the report since 2017. The issue has created bilateral tension.
In Germany, the government official for German-Polish cooperation, Dietmar Nitin, said in a statement that September 1 is “a day of guilt and shame for Germany. Which reminds us again and again not to commit crimes committed by Germany.” must be forgotten.” It also called it “the darkest chapter in our history” and still affects bilateral relations. German troops led by Adolf Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, starting World War II. In response to the German invasion, Great Britain and France declared war on Germany. On the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier delivered a speech in Warsaw in 2019 demanding Poland’s “pardon for Germany’s historical crimes”.
On the other hand, Poland can sign an agreement with South Korea on Friday to buy tanks, howitzers and ammunition worth $ 5.8 billion. In view of Russia’s war in Ukraine, it is taking this step to increase its defense capability. Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Maurice Blazak and South Korean Defense Procurement Program Administration chief Eom Dong-hwan are expected to sign agreements at a military base in the northern Polish city of Morag.
Like other European countries and the US, Poland has sent military equipment for a six-month-old war in Ukraine. Under the deal with South Korea, Poland is going to buy a 180K2 Black Panther tank made by Hyundai Rotem and a 212K9 Thunder howitzer made by Hanwha Defense, worth about $2.4 billion, worth $3.4 billion. Some of these weapons are expected to be delivered by this year and all remaining weapons are expected to be delivered by 2025.
tags: germany, world War 2
First Published: September 01, 2022, 18:42 IST