Ukrainian society engaged in restoring cemetery attacked in Poland

Source : 112 Ukraine

Five attackers detained, all were drunk
21:47, 30 April 2018

112 Agency

On the night of April 29 in the village of Stara Guta in Poland, drunken men attacked the participants of the camp of Magurych society, who were restoring the cemetery. This was reported by the Ukrainian weekly newspaper in Poland "Our Word".

Among the participants of the camp there were the chairman of the society Shimon Mozheyevsky and the volunteer, the teacher Olha Solyar. She said that the attackers arrived at the old cemetery where the camp was located and threatened the participants.

The attackers shouted "Wyp ... ać na Ukrainę" ("Get out to Ukraine"), accused the camp participants of the restoration of the graves of the UPA. The police came to the call. Detained 5 people, all were drunk.

Earlier, the society was invited to help in the restoration of the cemetery in Stara Guta. Works are conducted from April 28 and will end on May 6. Over the past four years, over 170 crosses have been restored to the cemetery, it remains to restore 50 crosses.

The society "Magurych" has been restoring Ukrainian monuments, roadside crosses and chapels in Poland and Ukraine for more than thirty years. They were engaged in restoration work not only in Ukrainian, but also Polish, Jewish and German cemeteries in four countries. However, the main focus of the work was on the cemeteries of south-eastern Poland: in Boykivshchyna, Lemkivshchina and Rastochye. According to their calculations, more than 2,000 tombstones were repaired at about 140 cemeteries.

As reported, in Poland in 2017 recorded 39 attacks on Ukrainians because of "national intolerance."

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