Deteriorating relations? Russia, Poland clash over World War II remembrances

February 3, 2015 2:51 PM

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WARSAW, Poland – A new dispute concerning World War II remembrance has erupted between Poland and Russia — the third such controversy in recent weeks and a sign of deteriorating relations between the two neighbors over Russian actions in Ukraine.

The Polish Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it summoned the Russian ambassador a day earlier to protest language used by Grigory Karasin, a Russian deputy foreign minister. In a statement the Polish ministry condemned what it called "the brutalization of language that is outside the norms of diplomacy....

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