Kaczynski believes that the future of relations between Ukraine and Poland «under the question» because of the history

The leader of the ruling party of Poland «law and Justice» Jaroslaw Kaczynski believes that the future of Polish-Ukrainian relations «in question» because of the interpretations of Ukraine’s own history — in particular, the role of the Ukrainian insurgent army (UPA).

He stated live on Radio Rzeszów, running from the Polish town of Rzeszow, according to Onet.

According to Kaczynski, the future of Polish-Ukrainian relations depends on what the attitude to history in Ukraine.

«Polish-Ukrainian relations today called into question,» said Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

«Still not defined, will Ukraine to the position (in the formation of historical policy. – Ed.) which in Poland is considered unacceptable; whether (Ukraine) to base their legitimization on the historical traditions of the UPA, that is the tradition of the organization which has committed crimes against the poles, or swerve from this path,» – said the leader of «Pis».

Recall, 8 September 2016, the MPs have adopted the statement of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine «In connection with the adoption by the Senate and the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, regulations of 7 July 2016 22 July 2016 on the evaluation of the Polish-Ukrainian conflict during the Second world war.»

Ukrainian MPs have described the decision of the Polish Sejm and Senate on the Volyn tragedy by politicizing the Ukrainian-Polish historical pages and said that it is necessary with the proper respect and equal concern to honor the memory of all victims on the territory of both States.

MPs urged historians to conduct professional dialogue with the aim of realizing all is still not clarified the facts and circumstances of history based on reliable archival materials, leaving a space for each side to interpret historical facts, and politicians of Ukraine and Poland — to stop instrumentalisierung historical science for the sake of temporary political gains.

Later, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Witold Waszczykowski said about supporting the work of the historians of reconciliation between the Ukrainian and Polish peoples.

Kaczynski believes that the future of relations between Ukraine and Poland «under the question» because of the history 30.01.2017

Январь 30th, 2017 by
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