Poland announces plan to recover $850 billion in reparations from Germany

Polish authorities estimated the damage inflicted on the country by the Wehrmacht troops during the Second World War at $850 billion and intend to recover this amount from Germany. According to Rzeczpospolita, the head of the reparations commission of the Sejm, Arkadiusz Mularczyk said that the commission will report to the government this year on the amount of reimbursements that Poland could demand from Germany.

According to Mularczyk, $850 billion is a reasonable amount that will compensate the damage caused by the destruction of Polish towns and villages, economic and industrial infrastructure, as well as the "lost demographic potential.” He also emphasized that getting compensation from Germany would be more feasible than getting it from Russia. According to the politician, Russia "does not observe international laws."

  Poland, reparations, Germany