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1 Sep, 2009 11:04

Poland planned destruction of USSR

Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service has published documents revealing the pre-WWII Polish leadership’s plans for the partition and subsequent annihilation of the Soviet Union, informs RIA Novosti news agency.

“The secrets of Polish policies, 1939-1945” was collected in archives by the General-Mayor of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service Lev Sotskov. The collector insists that the set of declassified documents is much more informative than the Polish leadership has at its disposal.

Soviet intelligence had a brilliant network in Europe before the Second World War and managed to obtain top-secret documents from the Polish Foreign Ministry and Polish Joint Staff.

Lev Sotskov says that the declassified documents contain incontestable evidence of aggressive plans by the Polish leadership before the WWII.

“These declassified documents testify that the Polish Joint Staff created a special subdivision to work with minor nationalities on the territory of the Soviet Union,” shared Sotskov.

The main task of the project was the destabilization of the situation in USSR’s Ukraine, Caucasus and Volga region to spark separatist movements.

“The USSR should be split according to nationality. Ukraine and Belarus should be torn from Russia and become independent states. In the meantime, the Russian state should be pushed further to the east, to the Volga River,” Sotskov cited the documents as saying.

“To do so, Polish secret services created the Prometey organization, financed by Warsaw and with headquarters in Paris,” Sotskov continued.

He also supposed that similar documents could be in the possession of the US or UK because after the invasion Germany seized Polish archives and later on they could be taken by the ally forces in Europe and brought overseas.

All the documents, almost 400 pages worth, are being published for the first time, said the general. Among them include documents on: Polish-British relations; Hermann Göring’s talks with the Polish leadership; Polish Joint Staff secret documents on intelligence against Soviet Union; and documents of Polish diplomatic missions in Europe.

Lev Sotskov believes that the reason for the falsification of history on the state level in Poland has direct connections with his belief that Poland helped Nazi Germany to start WWII.

“They mean to put the blame of untying the war on the Soviet Union and equate it with Nazi Germany.”

General Sotskov considers that ambitions of the Polish leadership in 1930s and its cooperation with the Hitler government became fatal for Polish state.

It was Warsaw who categorically rejected the very idea of creating an anti-Hitler front in 1939, but this decision was not spontaneous and Poland was following the same tracks for years.

During his visit to Poland in 1937 Hermann Göring and Polish Marshal Edward Rydz-Śmigły agreed that it was not just Bolsheviks who are dangerous, but Russia itself as a state. The same year the Polish Joint Staff issued directive n° 2304/2/37, which proclaimed the elimination of “any Russian state” as a final aim of Polish policies. Separatism was named as the instrument to attain this.

“Elimination of the Polish sovereign state is the result of short-sighted policies of Poland’s politicians,” said Sotskov. “We could have put Germany between two fronts as the Triple Entente did during WWI.”

Even the Polish army of Wladislaw Anders, which was created on Soviet territory, followed instructions of the Polish government in exile in London and was collecting intelligence against the Soviet Union “for the needs of a future uprising in Poland” and “creating intelligence cover for full-scale intelligence work after the war.”