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Poland, Ukraine to resume dialogue on historical reconciliation
11:41, 7 August 2017
Poland, Ukraine to resume dialogue on historical reconciliation

According to Polish MFA, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko agreed

11:41, 7 August 2017

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Polish authorities intend to resume discussion with Ukraine on historical reconciliation between the two countries. This was announced by the head of Polish Foreign Ministry Witold Waszczykowski in an interview with the Kommersant agency.

"Last year, in December, when President Poroshenko was in Poland, we discussed this problem and proposed a solution: to try to rely on the experience and example of Israel, the experience of reframing the Holocaust, construction of the Yad Vashem memorial (national Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem). Let's reward the survivors, those Ukrainians and Poles who really saved people during and after the war, "he said.

According to the minister, Poroshenko agreed, the initiative was sent to the Foreign Ministries of Poland and Ukraine "with a recommendation to explore the possibility of implementation."

"In fact, in eight months I have not heard anything from my colleague and friend Pavlo (Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin)," Polish minister added, stressing that he is still waiting for the opportunity "to resume this discussion with the Ukrainians."

Related: Poland answers Russia’s accusations on law on USSR monuments dismantling

"For the Poles, although they are aware of this problem, it is not a key issue. We won’t forget about the Volyn massacre, we know that the UIA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army) is being glorified, but it does not mean that we will forget how independent and sovereign Ukraine is important for the security in our part of Europe. We are still ready to cooperate with Ukraine and support it," he said.

As it was reported earlier Poland admits that recent disputes with Ukraine are the element of Russian hybrid war. Warsaw said that the statement about Poland blocking Ukraine’s way to European integration is an element of hybrid war against the country.

Related: Poland implements new employment rule for Ukrainians

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