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166 Polish memorials installed in Ukraine without permission, - National Memory Institute

Source : 112 Ukraine

Totally, there are 323 memorials dedicated to the history of the Poles in 20th century in Ukraine
12:32, 23 February 2018

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166 memorials and memorial signs in Ukraine do not possess the permitting documents. It is stated in the report of the Institute of the National Memory of Ukraine for 2017.

The Institute made the list of the memorials and memorial signs dedicated to the history of the Poles in the 20th century in Ukraine. Also, the list of the Ukrainian memorials installed in Poland in honor of the Ukrainian victims of the war and political repressions. 76 objects are put in the list. The pointed information is verified by the heads of the union of the Ukrainians in Poland and researchers of the Ukrainian places of the memory in Poland.

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Also, it is noted that the Institute analyzed the acting legislation that became the basis for the creation of the road map for the search, exhumation, accomplishment and installment of the memorial in Ukraine.

As we reported 15 acts of vandalism in Ukrainian memorial places, on graves in particular, happened in Poland during 2014-2017

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As 112.international reported earlier, Ukraine canceled the permission of Polish Institute of National Remembrance to search and exhume Polish, buried in Ukraine, and did not agree to restore them. This worsened relations between two countries. It happened in April, after the monument to Ukrainian Insurgent Army in Hruszowice (Poland) was toppled. Countries discussed the issue a few times, though unsuccessfully – the sides were just trading accusations.  

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