Ukraine and Poland have to cooperate on the question on exhumation of the citizens who died in the World War II and during the post-war period, as Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, stated at the Local Development Forum in Truskavets answering the question about the results of the Polish-Ukrainian excavations in Hruszowice in the place of the destroyed monument to Ukrainian Insurgent Army officers in Poland, Ukrainform reports.
“My position is simple. We have to work on the exhumation question together to trust each other. We convinced the Polish side that we have to start it in Hruszowice. It was important for us as the monument was destroyed. And when the local government inset the stones of the monument into the rod, it was not only politically unacceptable, it was emotionally unacceptable,” Klimkin said.
The Minister added that “the Polish side had to take this step and it did, and now the results of the exhumation should be estimated together”.
The Minister stressed that if the excavations would start in Ukraine, it has to be done together with Poland. And Poland should conduct estimation together with Ukraine so that nobody accuses anyone.
He noted that he was ready to come to any place where Polish people died and commemorate them, but he expects such actions from Poland as well.