In Lviv, the experts from the Polish Institute for National Remembrance and Ukrainian experts began searching for the graves of Polish soldiers who died in September 1939 while defending the city. Radio Liberty reported this.
According to the experts, Ukrainians who served in the Polish army and defended Lviv from German troops could be found among the deceased.
It is emphasized that Ukraine and Poland carry out search and exhumation works in accordance with the agreements between the presidents of the two countries.
Earlier it was reported, that Ukraine gave Poland an official consent to resume the exhumation works.
In 2017, Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance forbid the exhumation of bodies in Polish burials in response to a series of acts of vandalism against Ukrainian monuments in Poland and, in particular, to the dismantling of a Ukrainian monument in the village of Hruszowice near Przemysl. Polish authorities did not condemn these acts, and even called the acts legal.
Director of the Ukrainian Institute Volodymyr Vyatrovych stated that the moratorium on the exhumation of Polish burials could be lifted after the Polish side provided its vision for the legalization and restoration of Ukrainian monuments in Poland.