The World from Berlin 'Putin Found the Right Words in Gdansk'

Russian President Vladimir Putin helped ease tensions with Poland by giving a conciliatory speech at Tuesday's ceremony in Gdansk to mark the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II, German commentators said. The event had been overshadowed by a dispute between Russia and Poland over the causes of the war and Stalin's crimes.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and German Chancellor Angela Merkel marked the 70th anniversary of the start of World War Two in Gdansk on Tuesday.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and German Chancellor Angela Merkel marked the 70th anniversary of the start of World War Two in Gdansk on Tuesday.

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David Crossland