Ukraine offered the Polish side to shorten so-called 'black lists' of the citizens that are banned from entry to Poland. Kostyantyn Yeliseev, the Deputy Head of the presidential administration reported this to RBK-Ukraine.
'The Ukrainian side initiated the issue of the optimization of the so-called 'black lists' and offered to shorten them. We cannot abolish them completely because there are the particular citizens of Poland that fought at the side of the pro-Russian militants in Donbas or illegally visited occupied Crimea and the ban for entry for them will be kept', Yeliseev said.
At the same time, he thinks that the historians, representatives of the academic and scientific communities should be strictly punished for their views towards the historical past.
'We will do everything possible to shorten the lists. I want to note that the Polish side positively perceived this and the negotiations on the different levels continue. Ukraine strives for the good relations with Poland as we have a lot of common challenges that we should overcome together', he added.
We recall that the 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."
In addition to Sheremet, 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."