Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry said that Polish Ambassador to Ukraine Jan Pieklo was called over the statement of Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski about Stepan Bandera and “the problem of minority of right-wing nationalists”. This was reported by the ministry press service.
“On Wednesday, Polish Ambassador to Ukraine Jan Pieklo was invited to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry in connection with the statements of Foreign Affairs Minister of Poland Witold Waszczykowski regarding Ukraine in an interview for the weekly agency "W sieci" on July 7,” the message says.
During the meeting, Polish diplomat was told that Ukraine was disappointed by the recent statements by the head of the Polish foreign policy department regarding our country against the backdrop of continuing active dialogue at a high level.
“Ukrainian side is convinced that by joint efforts, together with friendly Poland, we must build a common European future instead of setting one another conditions. For Ukraine, the European choice is not only foreign policy, but also the daily bloody struggle and painstaking hard work,” the ministry noted.
Also, the ministry stressed the need for a more restrained approach of Polish politicians to the tragic and controversial pages of the joint historical past and confirmed the readiness to continue to further develop equal and constructive interaction with Poland in the spirit of mutual understanding and respect.
As it was reported earlier Minister of the Foreign Affairs of Poland Witold Waszczykowski said Ukraine will not enter Europe with Bandera.
"Poland will insist on reviewing the historical issues," he said.