May 23, 2014 | 00:54
YEREVAN. – Imagine that a monument to Talaat Pasha is erected in one of the European cities. Poland’s Ambassador to Armenia Zdzisław Raczyński quoted the remark of one of social network users commenting on the Yerevan municipality’s decision to erect a monument to Soviet politician Anastas Mikoyan.
Ambassador said the point is not whether he is for or against the monument, adding that his statement was accepted with criticism and misunderstanding.
“I saw a good phrase in one of social networks: ‘Imagine that a monument to Talaat Pasha is erected in one of the European cities. If our [Armenian] ambassador was silent, do you think he had to be dismissed?’ This is the answer,” Raczyński told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
During the meeting with Speaker Galust Sahakyan, Ambassador Raczyński expressed hope that Armenian authorities will be sensitive to the feelings of the Polish people. Anastas Mikoyan is linked to the shooting of 22 Polish officers in 1940 in Russia’s Smolensk region.