Friday, September 8 2017 23:11 EEST
Europe
Germany rejects Poland’s demand of WWII reparations
Germany,  Rejland’s,  Demand, WWII, Reparations

Germany rejected the demand of Poland on paying additional reparations for the damage brought to the country during the World War II, noting that this issue was settled in 1953, as German government spokesman Steffen Seiber told AFP.

“Poland made a binding decision in August 1953... to relinquish demands for further war reparations," government spokesman Steffen Seibert said, adding that in the view of Berlin, "this issue was therefore settled both legally and politically".

Seibert said that Germany had fully recognised its responsibility in World War II, while emphasising that it had also paid "considerable reparations for overall war damages" to Poland.

As it was reported earlier, Poland demanded reparations from Germany for World War II damages. After that, an MP of Polish parliament said the country could demand war reparations from Russia for the Peace of Riga of 1921. 

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