The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry demands official explanations from the Polish side due to the most recent act of vandalism. Unidentified vandals destroyed the monument to Ukrainian Insurgent Army in Hruszowice village, Przemysl county, Poland. The monument that was previously damaged or otherwise desecrated by the trespassers was dismantled to pieces on April 26.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry demands official explanations from the Polish side. The official statement by the ministry says this act was a ‘straight provocation shortly before both nations mark the 70th anniversary of Operation Vistula (the forced resettlement of Ukrainians to Poland, carried out by the Soviet authorities in spring and summer 1947; it caused severe ethnic hostilities, traces of which are still tangible, - 112 International)’.
Over the last three years, a dozen of Ukrainian memorials were destroyed in southern Poland. None of the trespassers were detained. Pro-Russian web portals often were the first ones who released this information for wide publicity.