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Senate of Poland voted for recognizing Volyn 1940 massacre as a genocide
16:26, 8 July 2016
Senate of Poland voted for recognizing Volyn 1940 massacre as a genocide

Polish Senate pays tribute to the citizens of the Second Polish Republic brutally murdered by Ukrainian nationalists, says the resolution.

16:26, 8 July 2016

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Polish Senate pays tribute to the citizens of the Second Polish Republic brutally murdered by Ukrainian nationalists, says the resolution.

Upper Chamber of Polish Parliament adopted the resolution on Volyn tragedy. According to Wirtualna Polska, the senators call Polish Sejm to set July 11 as a National Day of remembrance of victims of genocide by Ukrainian nationalists against Second Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Rzeczpospolita.

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The resolution also expresses respect and gratitude to those Ukrainians who helped saving the Poles at the hazard of their lives.

According to the procedure, the document is first adopted by the Senate, then by Polish Sejm. The latest may vote for recognizing Volyn tragedy a genocide in several days.

Recall that statements of the two presidents Aleksander Kwasniewski and Leonid Kuchma jointly opened a monument in 2003, when a common text of the statement was adopted by both countries’ parliaments.

See also: Ukrainian group Ot Vinta was not allowed to Poland because of the ethnic cleansing operation carried out by Ukrainian nationalists in 1943-1945

Ukrainian parliamentarian Nadiya Savchenko (Batkivshchyna faction) met with Polish Sejm Speaker Ryszard Iwon Terlecki and suggested that the two countries begin a historical dialogue.

On July 15, 2013, Poland's Sejm adopted a special resolution dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Volyn massacre. The resolution stated that crimes committed by the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army were of "the nature of an ethnic cleansing with signs of genocide." The resolution also  specifies the number of Polish victims, killed in Volyn and Eastern Galicia in 1942-1945, to be around 100,000 people.

See also:  Victory Day: Ukraine is reviewing its role in World War II

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