Grigory Kupriyanovich, the Ukrainian historian and chairman of Ukrainian Community in Lublin was deprived of the membership in the Memory and Martyrdom Protection Committee of the Institute of National Remembrance in Lublin, Poland as Onet reported.
It is noted that the application signed by Jaroslaw Szarek, the Head of the Polish Institute was handed to Kupriyanovich on August 30.
“Apparently, the president of the Institute of National Remembrance decided that there is no place for the representatives of the Ukrainian national minority in the Memory and Martyrdom Protection Committee. I perceive this as the expression of the discrimination,” the historian is cited.
According to him, the reasons of the dismissal were not explained.
As we reported Zamosc District Prosecutor’s Office in Poland opened a criminal proceeding against Grigory Kupriyanovich, a Ukrainian historian, because of his speech in Sahryniu on the opening of the memorial to local Ukrainians who became victims of a punitive action conducted by Armia Krajowa in 1944. Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry stood against applying a judicial mechanism to prosecute one of the prominent figures of the Ukrainian community in Poland. The historian faceв imprisonment for up to three years.