Polish leader visits Bykivnia Graves near Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

Andrzej Duda honored the memory of Polish prisoners tortured to death by NKVD, the Soviet secret police in 1940; this is where they were buried
08:04, 12 October 2020

Duda in Bykivnia Graves, October 2020
Twitter/Andrzej Duda

On Sunday, October 11, Polish President Andrzej Duda paid tribute to Polish prisoners killed in Bykivnia settlement, near Kyiv. Currently, it is a memorial site commonly referred to as Bykivnia Graves. As there are thousands of Poles tortured and killed by the Soviets buried in that ground, he came to honor their memory.

"Truth and justice have to last. Today, we pay tribute to 3435 Polish prisoners from Ukrainian "Katyn List" who were tortured by the NKVD 80 years ago; they died for free and sovereign Poland", the Polish leader wrote on his Twitter page.

Previously, he wrote that Ukraine-Poland ties remained quite formidable, and both sides worked hard to extend these bounds even more.

Related: Polish President Duda begins his visit to Ukraine

As we reported, Duda arrived in Ukraine on a working visit on Saturday. This was reported by the Secretary of State of the Polish Presidential Administration Krzysztof Szczerski on Twitter.

"President Andrzej Duda began his visit to Ukraine symbolically, paying tribute to the victims of Stalinism at the Polish military cemetery in Bykivnia," wrote Szczerski.

As reported, during his visit to Ukraine, Duda and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky are to take part in a business forum dedicated to the development of the port infrastructure of Odesa.


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