The historic rapprochement of Ukraine and Poland should be possible to depoliticize, now his word to say, historians and the public. This was stated by the head of the Institute of national memory Vladimir vyatrovich, UKRINFORM reported.
«Historical reconciliation necessary to depoliticize. All that was necessary on the part of politicians in this area has already been made in the past. And each time to raise the issue of mutual forgiveness at the political level — to actually discredit the very idea of reconciliation,» he said.
Vyatrovich said that in 2003 he was made joint statements at the presidential level of both countries, also, there were relevant statements on the level of parliaments.
«Now this problem can be divided into two aspects: historians should continue to debate, even hot. In turn, the public must work in the context of mutual forgiveness,» he said.
According to the head of the INP, the parties should come to the realization that the only possible form of reconciliation is «forgive and ask for forgiveness, otherwise the results will not be».
In recent years between Poland and Ukraine, the growing tension of the historical evaluation of the Volyn tragedy. In September, Ukraine and Poland have agreed to work together historians, aimed at reconciliation between the Ukrainian and Polish peoples.
In addition, the deputies 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», in which he proposed Poland to stop the politicization of tragic pages of Ukrainian-Polish history.
Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged not to politicize the historical past and stressed that should not be allowed to dominate the anti-Ukrainian or anti-Polish sentiments, from which the winner is the third party — the country-aggressor.
We will remind, in October 2016, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the joint with the Polish Sejm’s Declaration of remembrance and solidarity. The document says about the great historical sacrifice of the peoples of Poland and Ukraine to protect the freedom and independence.
Viatrovych: historic reconciliation with Poland need to «depoliticize» 06.02.2017