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PRAGUE, Aug 21 – Former Polish communist strongman, Wojciech Jaruzelski, on Sunday apologized to the Czech Republic and Slovakia for Poland’s role in the Soviet-led invasion in August 1968 that crushed a pro-democracy movement.
«I have felt bad, I have been tormented by that,» said Jaruzelski during a broadcast on Czech public television, 37 years to the day after the invasion of then Czechoslovakia.
«It was a stupid political act,» said Jaruzelski, 82, who was Poland’s defense minister at the time.
«I now make my apologies.»(afp)