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Russia’s upper house of parliament has asked President Vladimir Putin for permission to launch sanctions against Poland in case the country removes Soviet monuments, Russian state media reported on Tuesday.

Poland has in recent weeks passed legislation to enable authorities to dismantle Soviet monuments because they are viewed as relics of a totalitarian regime.

The Soviet Union, which rid Poland of Nazi German occupiers during World War II, thereafter maintained a tight grip on the Warsaw Pact country for four decades.

Polish officials have denounced the Soviet Union as an occupying state and spoken of removing hundreds of Soviet monuments as nationalist sentiment rises in the EU and NATO member nation.

On July 19, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said that removing Soviet monuments would violate heritage agreements between Russia and Poland.

More than 600,000 Soviet military personnel were killed in Poland during World War II, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Polish Ambassador, Wlodzimierz Marciniak, said in comments carried by Russian state media on Monday that Soviet grave sites should remain untouched.

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