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Friday, 6 June 2014

President visits Coudehard-Montormel Memorial

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The Coudehard-Montormel Memorial inspires thoughts about strengthening European unity, President Bronislaw Komorowski said Friday during a visit to the site on mount Ormel in Normandy, France.

Bronislaw Komorowski went Normandy for the 70th anniversary of the June 6, 1944 Normandy landings which initiated the Western Allies' liberation of mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War Two.

During his Friday morning visit to the Montormel site dedicated to the battle of the Falaise pocket which closed the battle of Normandy, Bronislaw Komorowski called the memorial "a site of glory" and a reminder about the Poles' battle successes against Nazi Germany at the Allies' side.

"This is a site of glory and a reminder that together with the Allies we achieved successes which Polish consciousness ought to regard as success in combating Hitler's Germany", the president said.

Bronislaw Komorowski remarked that in face of contemporary threats the Montormel Memorial inspired thoughts about strengthening European unity, especially the EU and NATO. Referring in this context to the ongoing Ukrainian-Russian crisis, he stressed that curbing aggression was a better way to build "a better world" than military confrontation.

Earlier in Caen, Bronislaw Komorowski told Polish reporters that he hoped attendance at the Normandy anniversary inspired Russian President Vladimir Putin to reflection (on the conflict with Ukraine - PAP).

"Let us hope our French hosts see to it that this reflection proceeds in the right direction", the president said.

Also attending the Normandy anniversary were US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Queen Elizabeth II, as well as the leaders of Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway and Slovakia. French President Francois Hollande also invited Ukrainian President-Elect Petro Poroshenko.

Putin's attendance at the celebrations evoked some controversy owing to Russia's conflict with Ukraine. (PAP)

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