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AP Interview: Walesa is tired of collaboration questions

  • Poland’s former president and legendary Solidarity freedom movement founder Lech Walesa gestures as he repeats his denials to allegations he collaborated with the communist regime and talks about the “crisis of democracy” during an interview with The Associated Press at his new office at the European Solidarity Center in Gdansk, Poland, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Poland’s former president and legendary Solidarity freedom movement founder Lech Walesa gestures as he repeats his denials to allegations he collaborated with the communist regime and talks about the “crisis of democracy” during an interview with The Associated Press at his new office at the European Solidarity Center in Gdansk, Poland, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Poland’s former president and legendary Solidarity freedom movement founder Lech Walesa acts with expression as he repeats his denials to allegations he collaborated with the communist regime and talks about the “crisis of democracy” during an interview with The Associated Press at his new office at the European Solidarity Center in Gdansk, Poland, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Poland’s former president and legendary Solidarity freedom movement founder Lech Walesa acts with expression as he repeats his denials to allegations he collaborated with the communist regime and talks about the “crisis of democracy” during an interview with The Associated Press at his new office at the European Solidarity Center in Gdansk, Poland, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Poland’s former president and legendary Solidarity freedom movement founder Lech Walesa acts with expression as he repeats his denials to allegations he collaborated with the communist regime and talks about the “crisis of democracy” during an interview with The Associated Press at his new office at the European Solidarity Center in Gdansk, Poland, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Poland’s former president and legendary Solidarity freedom movement founder Lech Walesa acts with expression as he repeats his denials to allegations he collaborated with the communist regime and talks about the “crisis of democracy” during an interview with The Associated Press at his new office at the European Solidarity Center in Gdansk, Poland, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

Lech Walesa, Poland's former president and legendary founder of the Solidarity freedom movement, insists he never collaborated with the communist secret police in the 1970s and voiced deep frustration at having to constantly respond to the allegations.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Walesa said: "I never consented to collaboration, I never took any money and I never reported on anybody. Clear? Enough! Next question please."

In the interview at his Gdansk office on Wednesday, he also expressed concerns about a tumultuous world situation. He called for new solutions, including political representation for various social groups, solidarity and an end to killings