The President of Poland said that the historical memory affects relations with Ukraine

In relations between Poland and Ukraine is an important and historic policy, and the Union with Kiev. The President of Poland Andrzej Duda said on air of the Polish Radio Plus.

«Everything is important. Historical policies are also important, and it’s hard to disagree, because history and memory affect current views impact also on the formation of different institutions and interpersonal relationships,» he said.

According to the President, relations between Nations cannot be based on lies, slander, silence and denial of history, «particularly tragic». He believes that good relations need to admit guilt and allow to perpetuate victims.

«We also cannot tolerate a situation where top officials of different institutions in a certain country behave unacceptably for the implementation of relations on the principle of good neighborly relations,» said Duda, noting that he wants to say it «politely».

On 2 November the Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Witold Waszczykowski said Poland intends to start the procedure, which will not allow to enter the country the Ukrainians, who «defiantly wear the uniforms of the SS «Galicia».

In the Polish media appeared information that the head of the Ukrainian Institute of national memory Volodymyr Viatrovych denied entry to Poland.

On 7 November came the Duda TV interview in which he called it unacceptable that in important positions in Ukraine are the people who have «openly anti-Polish» and nationalist views.

The foreign Ministry of Ukraine said that the government of the country is on Pro-European positions, people with anti-Polish views in it.

In December, Duda intends to visit Ukraine.

The President of Poland said that the historical memory affects relations with Ukraine 10.11.2017

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