In Minsk, grandfather Duda was suspected of serving in a punitive battalion
The Prosecutor General's Office of Belarus is studying facts from the life of the grandfather of the Polish President Andrzej Duda – he allegedly was part of the Ukrainian punitive battalion. Duda and the Polish media denied this information back in 2015 “In Minsk, grandfather Duda was suspected of serving in a punitive battalion” />
Belarus is studying the activities of the grandfather of the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, said the country's Prosecutor General Andrei Shved at the parliamentary conference “Historical Memory: A Great Victory Gained by Unity”, RIA Novosti reports.
“Now we are actively documenting the activities of the grandfather of the Polish President Duda, who was part of the Ukrainian punitive battalion, distinguished themselves with particular cruelty, primarily on the territory of the Minsk and Vitebsk regions, & mdash; said Swede.
The information that the grandfather of the President of Poland, Mikhail Duda, nicknamed Gromenko, was a member of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (banned in Russia, some of its materials are recognized as extremist), was distributed in Russian-language blogs and the media back in 2015.
Authors such as Ukrainian blogger with pro-Russian views Miroslava Berdnik wrote that in 1939 Duda's grandfather underwent special training and ended up in the Roland battalion, and then— to the battalion “Schutzmanschaft-201” in Belarus. According to her, in June 1947 he broke through Czechoslovakia to the Federal Republic of Germany and “was recruited by the Americans.” Three years later, he was parachuted into the USSR, but his group was surrounded and he committed suicide, Berdnik wrote.
Andrzej Duda repeatedly denied such reports and called them “complete nonsense". He said on Twitter that his grandfather Aloyza Duda lived in the Polish city of Stary Sącz, was a furrier and died in 1992, not 1950.
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Andrzej Duda's election brochure said that his grandfather worked in a labor cooperative in the city of Poprad. The father of Polish President Jan Duda said that Alojzy Duda bought sheepskin and sewed gloves.
“Russian media and information channels working for the Kremlin still launch campaigns to slander the President of Poland and spread lies about him. family",— said the press secretary of the Minister-Coordinator of the Special Services Stanislav Zharin on Twitter.