It looks like the Warsaw got pushed to far.
Carol Celinska Dove
Taken from EURO NEWS Oct. 5, 2007
Poland17/09 19:03 CETInvasion and massacres: Poland's wartime tragedy
Sixty eight years ago this week, as the Second World War erupted,
Poland suffered a double tragedy: invasions by German forces from the
west, and by the Red Army from the east, and a war crime which would
poison international relations for decades.
A secret pact between Berlin and Moscow saw Poland divided up, with
each side occupying half the country, strangling the Polish
resistance in a vice.
Four years later though, Hitler reneged on the pact and marched on
Moscow. His advancing troops discovered the remains of thousands of
Polish soldiers in a mass grave inside the Soviet Union. It gave the
Nazis the chance to drive a wedge between Moscow and its Allies in
London and Washington.
They filmed the horrors of Katyn in grisly detail and made it public.
Moscow denied it and said the Nazis were trying to cover up an
atrocity committeed by their own troops.
Despite evidence of Moscow's guilt, Britain and the United States
chose to accept the Soviet line, so as not to weaken the war effort.
It took until the fall of the USSR for Moscow to admit its guilt. In
1992, the then-Polish president Lech Walesa accepted official
documents detailing the crime.
It was on Stalin's personal orders that the Soviet secret police
carried out their murderous work.
A year later, then-Russian President Boris Yeltsin visited Katyn to
pay his respects. But his absence two years later at a similar
ceremony, despite a personal invitation from Mr Walesa, infuriated
Warsaw, and did nothing to improve the atmosphere between the two
Russia still refuses to hand over other top secret documents on the
Warsaw has just one goal now: to de-classify the papers, and get
Moscow to admit its guilt of not just a war crime, but attempted