Presidents of Ukraine and Poland Petro Poroshenko and Andrzej Duda during the visit to Kharkiv paid tribute to the victims of the totalitarian regime at the respective memorial. This was reported by the president’s press service.
The press service specified that 75 mass graves, - 15 Polish and 60 – of former USSR citizens are located on the territory of the memorial. Those are graves of NKVD victims. The memorial itself is located in the village of Piatykhatky in the north of Kharkiv. It was opened in 2000.
Today, the Polish President is visiting Ukraine. The wo presidents will hold the negotiations.
As it was reported earlier the visit of the Polish president will take place on the background of the escalation of the Ukrainian-Polish relations due to some incidents. The last one is the blast of the Polish bus in the Lviv region. Ukraine’s minister for foreign affairs Pavlo Klimkin condemned the act, describing it as a provocation and calling it an attempt to disrupt the upcoming visit of Polish president Andrzej Duda.