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Ukraine should recognize its guilt in the genocide of Poles - Polish MP
14:32, 28 October 2015
Ukraine should recognize its guilt in the genocide of Poles - Polish MP

Jan Żaryn stated that Ukrainian people are not capable of self-reflection without the help of Poland

14:32, 28 October 2015

wiadomosci.onet.pl

Polish historian who became a senator from the party "Law and Justice" Jan Żaryn states that Ukraine should recognize its guilt in the genocide of the Poles if it positions itself as a European country, Pwawy.pl.

"The Ukrainian people are not capable of self-reflection without the help of Poland and Polish people, said Polish Senator. - And those events which happened in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia, it was a genocide".

"Ukrainians have to admit their guilt for the Volun massacre and recognize it as an act of genocide against the Polish Nation," he added.

Żaryn noted that if Ukraine identifies itself as a European country, it can not support the "genocide held organization OUN-UPA and military structures."

Ukrainian side argues that “Volun massacre” were mutual ethnic cleansing of Ukrainian and Polish people conducted by Ukrainian Insurgent Army (Ukrayinska Povstanska Armiya, UPA) and the Polish Home Army (Armia Krajowa) together with Polish Schutzmannschaft battalions, and Soviet partisans in 1943 during the Second World War in Volyn, Western Ukraine. While Polish side states that it was genocide of the Polish people.

Related: Inventing Eastern Europe: Poles depicted Lviv as part of their country

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