Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Bartosz Cichocki called Ukrainian Ambassador Andry Deshchytsia due to the participation of Vice-Prime-Minister of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsandze in the opening of the memorial dedicated to the shooters of the Carpathian Sich and sign about the Polish occupants at the memorial. It is stated at the website of the Foreign Ministry of Poland.
Cichocki expressed the astonishment due to the participation of Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsandze in the opening of the memorial complex.
The Polish Foreign Ministry notes that the memorial complex created on the funds of the institutes of the Ukrainian state has the memorial table with a sign: ‘To the heroes of Carpathian Ukraine shot by Polish and Hungarian occupants in March 1939’, and also the memorial has a table that informs about the shooting of the 600 shooters of the Carpathian Sich by detachments of the Polish Border Protection Corps.
‘Poland never occupied Ukraine. Some of the territories of the modern Ukrainian state were a part of Poland on the basis of the international law. Any evidence on support of the thesis about mass shooting of the shooters of Carpathian Ukraine in 1939 was ever submitted. And the responsibility of Poland for this supposed crime is out of question’, the message of the Foreign Ministry said.
Memorial to the Heroes of Carpathian Ukraine at the Veretsky Pass of the Carpathians Mountains was opened on October 15. The polish border guards of Border Protections Corps shot about 600 captivated soldiers mostly from Halychyna in 1939. The majority of them were members of the Organization of the Ukrainian Nationalists.