Poland officially confirms "black list" of Ukrainians

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Polish Foreign Ministry said that this decision is related to the ban on the search and exhumation of Polish victims of war and conflicts on the territory of Ukraine
20:03, 18 November 2017

112 Agency

Poland officially confirmed the ban of entry to the country for "Secretary of the State Interdepartmental Commission for the commemoration of Donbas conflict participants, victims of war and political repressions Svyatoslav Sheremeta. The information was confirmed by the head of the press service of the Polish Foreign Ministry, Artur Lompart, reports European Truth with reference to the Polish TV channel.

The Polish Foreign Ministry said that this decision is related to the ban on the search and exhumation of Polish victims of war and conflicts in the territory of Ukraine.

"Propaganda of criminal ideologies, including Nazism, is banned in Poland," he said.

The press secretary of the Bieszczady Branch of the Border Guard Service of Poland Elzhbieta Pikor explained that Sheremeta did not meet the requirements that allow him to enter the country.

"His data appeared in the database of people who were undesirable on the territory of our country, so he was not allowed," she said.

We reported earlier that Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summoned the Polish ambassador in connection with the ban on entry for Svyatoslav Sheremeta.

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Polish border guards on November 18 did not allow Svyatoslav Sheremeta through the checkpoint Shegyni, forbidding him to enter the country for a period of one year. According to Polish media, he was on the black list of Ukrainians made by the Polish Foreign Ministry. Polish Foreign Ministry refused to make public the names of those who fell into the "black list."

Earlier, Polish Foreign Minister Vitold Vashchikovsky said that his department is compiling a list of Ukrainian officials who will be banned from entering Poland. In addition to Sheremeta, it can also include the director of the National Memory Institute Volodymyr Vyatrovych. It is he who is responsible for the historical cooperation between the countries. The Polish Ministry of Education expressed dissatisfaction with his actions, calling him "an irresponsible person with intrusive anti-Polish ideas."

The thing is that Ukraine has canceled permits for the Polish National Memory Institute to conduct search and exhumation of Poles buried in Ukraine and does not agree to their restoration. It happened after the monument of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army in Grushovici (Poland) was demolished in April.

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