Ukraine should react to the statement of Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski that he made earlier today. Markiyan Lubkivsky, the Ukrainian diplomat, Honorary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador said that on Tuesday evening.
‘Witold Waszczykowski’s statement is unfriendly and harmful for Ukraine-Poland relations. Such words demand an immediate reaction from Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. I hope our authority will summon the Polish ambassador for him to explain this statement, otherwise our ambassador Deshchytsia will come to ministry, and he will demand respective explanations,’ he said.
As 112 International reported, Waszczykowski said Ukraine cannot join the EU with Stepan Bandera’s cult of personality prospering in society. ‘Our message is extremely clear: you will not enter the Europe with Bandera. We tell about this loud and silently. We will not repeat the mistakes of 1990s years when there were the problems in the relations with Germany and Lithuania. I mean the status of the Polish minorities in these countries. We have such experience and we will firmly demand from Ukraine to get all things done before Kyiv will ask the membership in Europe’, he said.
The Polish politician Jaroslaw Kaczynski came out with the similar statement. He claimed that Ukraine will not enter the European Union until it maintains the cult of personality made of Stepan Bandera.