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Leaders gather into Poland to mark 80th anniversary from Nazi invasion

Last updated on September 1, 2019

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Approximately 250 guests from all over the globe such as presidents, prime ministers, parliamentary speakers, foreign ministers, and special envoys are expected to attend the occasion, at the town’s Pilsudski Square, the site of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

US Vice President Mike Pence will replace Donald Trump, who’s stayed in the home to oversee the answer to the coming of Hurricane Dorian.

Shifting boundaries Polish President Andrzej Duda said the anniversary was entirely related to modern-day Europe because he fulfilled his literary counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, on Saturday.

“We have to stress how important it is that nobody, in Europe or the world, is permitted to alter borders by force,” Duda said.

The group agreed that sanctions should last against Russia before Ukraine regains the land it lost in Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea.

Zelenskiy stated: “Now, I’ve thanked Poland and the entire Polish state for all of the support given in this challenging period of Russian aggression.”

Europe’s battle September 1, 1939 marks the outbreak of World War Two, and also the beginning of five decades of Nazi occupation of Poland which resulted in the deaths of six million Polish citizens.

Early on this day, a German battleship opened fire on a Polish fort at Westerplatte, near Gdansk, while air forces ravaged the central town of Wielun, murdering hundreds.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and also European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans will take part in a service in Westerplatte.

Germany had agreed with the Soviet Union in secret to split up Eastern Europe from the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.

Its intrusion in the west has been followed on September 17, 1939, by invasion by Stalin’s Soviet Union.