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No tension between Ukraine and Poland, - Polish Deputy Foreign Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Bartosz Cihotsky stressed that Poland “is a leader of pro-Ukrainian initiatives and consistently supports Kyiv”
14:10, 21 February 2018

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Bartosz Cihotsky, Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland said that there is no tension in relationships between Ukraine and Poland, wPolityce.pl reports.

He drew attention to the partnership between countries in defense sphere and Warsaw’s position towards annexed Crimea and Russian aggression in Donbas. Cihotsky stressed that Poland “is a leader of pro-Ukrainian initiatives and consistently supports Kyiv”.

According to Polish Deputy Foreign Minister, his side facilitated access to their market for Ukrainians, which allows them to work legally.

Citotsky added, that there is a partnership even in “history sphere”. For example, the problem of preservation of monuments and cemeteries.

As we reported earlier, Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland, signed revisions to the Polish Institute of National Remembrance act on February 6, which provides criminal liability for denying the Massacres of Poles in Volyn and propaganda of “Banderite ideology”. The Act provides criminal liability for the public charges against Poland for crimes, committed during the Holocaust, supported by Nazi Germany, for military crimes or crimes against humanity. The act prohibits from using the phrase “Polish death camp” when describing a concentration camp, which existed in occupied Poland. Every citizen of the country and every foreigner, violating the law, will be sentenced to three years in prison or fined.

Related: Ukrainians in Poland are questioned about Bandera to get permission to stay

Ukraine, Israel and the USA criticized the Act.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine asked Duda to abstain from signing the document. Volodymyr Viatrovych, Director of Ukrainian Institute of National Memory said that discussing historic issues with Ukrainians in Poland became impossible due to this law.

Polish leader submitted new law on Institute of National Memory of Poland for the check in the Constitutional Court on February 14. Later, Polish President protested mentioning "Ukrainian nationalists" in scandalous law.

Related: Poland opens new gas reservoirs close to Ukraine's border

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