Speaking in Krakow a speech on top of celebrating the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald, President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite noted the contribution of the Polish and Lithuanian nations in the victory over the Teutonic Order. About the Belarusian presence Grunwald field Grybauskaite said nothing.
At the monument in honor of the victory in the Battle of Grunwald Dalia Grybauskaite congratulated the Polish people with the 600th anniversary of "our great victory," informs navinnny portal udf.by. Grunwald victory Lithuanian leader called significant for both peoples.
"For centuries, our people are bound by a similar fate, common ideals, aspirations, and even the brightest figures, we also shared. Jogaila and Vytautas, Jadwiga and Barbara, Adam Mickiewicz and Czeslaw Milosz, and many others — said Dalia Grybauskaite. — If two large our people took to the battlefield of Grunwald, their unity and united the neighboring peoples, encouraged them to join the fight for the victory, which determined the fate of not only our countries, but also in Europe. "
Navinnny portal United Democratic Forces quoted the Belarusian historian Ales Yasinskiy, who recalled that, apart from the Polish and Lithuanian (in the modern sense), a significant part of the "allied" armies were Belarusian departments:
"Of the 40 banners of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania only 4 were from ethnic Lithuanian lands, 8 — from the Ukrainian, and 28 banners representing the earth in the Belarusian ethnic boundaries. Also, do not forget about banners from Kiev, Moldova, Novgorod and Tatar troops Mirza Jalal- ad-Din. "