Around 100 Polish fighters killed in fight for Ukraine’s separatists region: Russia

About 100 Polish militants have died in the conflict for the separatist regions of Ukraine, according to Russian authorities.

Tensions between the Kremlin and Europe are escalating as the conflict in Ukraine is still raging in the country’s east.

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Recently, the Megatex zinc facility in Konstantinovka was targeted by precision attacks by Moscow’s military, which destroyed up to 80 Polish fighters, 20 armoured battle vehicles, and eight Grad multiple rocket launchers.

Officials from the Kremlin have taken down the Polish flag from the Katyn memorial in the Russian city of Smolensk, which was built in honour of the 25,000 Poles who were slaughtered by Soviet Union police in 1940.

The majority of the casualties were army commanders who were allegedly anti-communist and were assassinated in a nearby woodland by Joseph Stalin.

In 1990, the Soviet Union finally acknowledged its role in the massacre after years of denial and Nazism-blaming.

In response to the flag’s removal, Smolensk’s mayor, Andrei Borisov, said: that Polish flags are not permitted to fly over Russian landmarks. Even less so in light of the overtly anti-Russian remarks made by Polish political figures.

He further said that, the decision to take down the Polish flag was taken by the Russian Federation’s minister of culture. Russian monument Katyn.

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Since Putin moved his men across the border in February, Poland has backed Ukraine.

It has provided weaponry and received 1.1 million more Ukrainian refugees than any other European nation.

A military attack on Poland as a Nato member would result in all other members—including Britain—springing to its defence.

Lithuania has also lately been under pressure from the Kremlin for preventing EU-approved products from getting to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.

Insular from the rest of Russia, Kaliningrad shares territorial boundaries with Lithuania and Poland.

Since there are no transit routes via Poland, goods often arrive in the region by train via Belarus and Lithuania.

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