Belarusian authorities have levelled a Polish World War Two memorial in the village of Mikuliszki, western Belarus, glosznadniemna.pl, a Belarus-based Polish-language website reported on Tuesday.
The memorial consisted of the graves of the Polish Home Army (AK) soldiers, who died in combat in the area in 1944.
The Home Army was the primary resistance movement in Poland during World War Two.
The website ran several pictures of the location, showing only heaps of soil at the site where the tombstones and crosses commemorating the fallen soldiers had once stood.
A plaque informing on the history of the site was also removed.
#Polish Sejm deputy @RTyszkiewicz reports that a grave of Polish soldiers of the Home Army in the village of Mikulishki (#Hrodna region), #Belarus had been razed to the ground.— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) July 5, 2022
He called the incident "a barbaric act of state vandalism". pic.twitter.com/FTbVYYK7Im
Chargé d'affaires in Belarus Marcin Wojciechowski laid flowers on the graves of 🇵🇱 soldiers of the Home Army at the cemetery in Mikuliszki that has been barbarically razed to the ground.— Ministry of Foreign Affairs 🇵🇱 (@PolandMFA) July 5, 2022
The places of 🇵🇱 national memory in Belarus will not be forgotten.
Glory to the Heroes! https://t.co/BeE2lLNgwq