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Polish President protests mention of "Ukrainian nationalists" in scandalous law
21:06, 15 February 2018
Polish President protests mention of "Ukrainian nationalists" in scandalous law

Earlier Andrzej Duda sent a new law on National Memory Institute to the Constitutional Court

21:06, 15 February 2018

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President of Poland Andrzej Duda appealed in the Constitutional Court the wording, which concerns "Ukrainian nationalists", in the updated law on the National Memory Institute. This information was published on the website of the Constitutional Court

Information on the president's filing to the Constitutional Court is called "Countering the falsification of Polish history, protecting the good name of the Republic of Poland and the Polish people."

The message says that Duda protested the provisions of the updated law, which used the wording "Ukrainian nationalists" and "Eastern Lesser Poland".

In the interwar period of the Polish history, Eastern Lesser Poland (Małopolska Wschodnia) was the naming of the territory of Lwów Voivodeship, Tarnopol Voivodeship and Stanisławów Voivodeship with the majority of Ukrainian population there, where, according to the law of Sejm of the Polish Republic of 1922 (did not enter into force), it was planned to create the Autonomy of Eastern Lesser Poland.

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As it was reported earlier Andrzej Duda submitted new law on Institute of National Memory of Poland for the check in the Constitutional Court on February 14. The Constitutional Court should check the law on the presence of the contradictions to the Constitution of Poland.

According to Duda, the points of the law 'should be clearer to leave every citizen without doubts about the legitimacy or illegality of the behavior after the reading of it'.

The president of Poland is sure 'the coordination of the institutional responsibility for the crimes of the Holocaust with the Polish nation that is not responsible for them and with the Polish state the territory of which was occupied by the foreign state proves the implementation of the legal norms' provided by the law, particularly the points on the criminal responsibility.

Related: Duda to carefully look into controversial law on National Memory Institute

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