Ukraine itself will understand, defend her honor, and what no, said the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a press conference, commenting on the deterioration of Ukrainian-Polish relations, the correspondent of the Internet edition «GORDON».
Poroshenko said that relations between countries are developing very dynamically. He stressed that the Commission was created at the level of Vice-premiers, which will develop a road map for the way out «of circumstances that arose after a number of steps», in particular after making the Polish Parliament amendments to the law on the Institute of naramata.
«Believe me, we don’t need to us someone said, some Ukrainian heroes we should honor and what not. We will understand ourselves. Just as we do not advise anyone whom Poland should honor, and whom not. This is not good. We believe that the practice of bans or freezing of studies incorrect and the Commission should resolve all these issues. I am sure that politicians must look to the future and leave the past to historians. When we begin to implement this concept, all of us will be well with Poland» – said Poroshenko.
In October 2016, the Polish Sejm and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the joint Declaration of memory and solidarity, which was to put an end to historical disputes. Despite this, the historical issue remains a source of tension between countries.
In the summer of 2017, the Ukrainian side has denied the Polish in the search and exhumation of buried on the territory of Ukraine of poles.
November 2, 2017, then Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland and member of the party «law and justice» Witold Waszczykowski said Poland intends to start the procedure, which will not allow to enter the country Ukrainians demonstrating anti-Polish views.
January 26, 2018, the Polish Sejm voted for the amendment of the act on the Institute of national remembrance. On the night of 1 February, the document was approved by the Polish Senate. 6 February the President of Poland Andrzej Duda signed the initiative and sent it to the constitutional court to check whether it restricts freedom of speech and belief.
The law establishes criminal liability for the denial of the participation of Ukrainian nationalists and members of Ukrainian organizations who collaborated with the German Third Reich, crimes against the poles in the years 1925-1950.
On 19 February it became known that the opposition «Civic platform» has prepared amendments to the Polish law on the Institute of naramata.
Poroshenko on relations with Poland: We don’t need to us someone said, some Ukrainian heroes to honor and what not 28.02.2018