The DPR Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent note of protest to the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Poland in connection with dismantlement of Soviet General Cherniakhovsky Monument.
The note reads as follows:
"Started in Poland campaign on mass dismantlement of monuments for heroes who liberated this state from Nazis, as well as Monument for Twice Soviet Union Hero General Ivan Cherniakhovsky in Penenzhno (Melzak) is a blatant crime against the historical memory of all nations, who fought for free world, the betrayal of every participant of those events.
Such fact these actions are made with silent agreement and with direct instigation of Polish officials is flagrant.
In this regard, the DPR Ministry of Foreign Affairs is authorized to state the government of the Republic of Poland its absolute notice of protest and to remind that people who defy memory of ancestors have no future."