Statement to be addressed to Polish Sejm and Senate registered in Ukrainian Parliament

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Parliament is to hear the statement concerning Poland's adopting the law banning “Bandera ideology”
20:14, 5 February 2018

A statement to be submitted to the Verkhovna Rada addressing the President, Sejm, and Senate of Poland as to the amendments to the law on Institute of National Remembrance made by the Polish Parliament is being discussed in the Ukrainian Parliament.

Ukrainian MPs initiated the creating of the statement, while the Committee on Foreign Affairs is the working specialized committee on this issue.

Related: Israeli parliament can recognize Polish law banning ‘Bandera ideology’ as denial of Holocaust

As we reported earlier, On Friday, Jan. 26, the Sejm of Poland has adopted the amendment to the law on the Institute of National Remembrance, which, among other things, bans the so-called “Bandera ideology”.

The amendments to the bill also provide criminal liability or fines for denying the Volyn tragedy and spreading propaganda of "Bandera ideology". The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry expressed concern over the adoption of this document. The international community criticized it as "denying the Holocaust and depicting Ukrainians in an unattractive light." Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he was categorically against the adoption of this law.

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir called on Polish President Duda to veto the bill.

Related: German Foreign Office comments on Polish law on WWII

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