The crisis in relations between Poland and Ukraine does not exist, said the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Bartosz Tsihotsky during the conference “Russian aggression in Ukraine. Balance and perspectives”, which took place on 26 February in Warsaw. About it reports «UKRINFORM».
“We often hear in the media about the crisis in Ukrainian-Polish relations, which is not,” said Tsihotsky.
He stressed that Poland takes part in the restoration of normal life in the Donbass, in particular, has the largest, after great Britain, representative office in special monitoring mission of the OSCE (over 40 people).
According to him, Warsaw is also investing in the development of small businesses in the East of Ukraine, the reconstruction of destroyed schools in the region.
Tsihotsky stressed that Polish-Ukrainian relations there is a close military and military-technical cooperation – “brotherhood in arms”.
The Deputy foreign Minister of Poland called the “promising” prospects for the existence of a common Polish-Lithuanian-Ukrainian brigade (Litpolukrbrig).
Tsihotsky added that Warsaw will never accept the argument about the need to ease the pressure on Russia, as Ukraine claims to have never become a member of the European Union and NATO.
A number of historical issues in recent years has become 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 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.
The crisis in Polish-Ukrainian relations not — Deputy foreign Minister of Poland 27.02.2018