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Senate of Poland to recognize the Armenian Volyn tragedy

Senate of Poland to recognize the Armenian Volyn tragedy

Tags: Poland, Politics, Genocide, Ukraine

The upper chamber of the Polish Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the Saeima to recognize as genocide the mass killings of Poles by Ukrainian nationalists committed during the Second World War, media reported.

"Poland's Senate votes the ruling party" Law and Justice "adopted a resolution concerning the Volyn tragedy. The upper chamber of the Polish Parliament urged the Diet to establish 11 July National Day of Remembrance for the victims of genocide committed by the Ukrainian nationalists against the citizens of the Second Polish Republic (1918 - 1939 years.) ", - Stated in the" Radio Poland "report.

On the eve of the protesters in Warsaw demanded to recognize the genocide of the Volhynia massacre arranged by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army * (* UPA) in 1943-1944 years. against the Polish population.

"In July 2016 years will 73-th anniversary of the peak wave of crime, which in the territory kresy Poland (existing borders cover the western regions of Ukraine) allowed operating in those areas of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), the SS" Galicia "and other Ukrainian collaborators formation", - says the draft law.

"As a result, for the period from 1939 1945 years by hundreds of thousands of citizens of the Second Polish Republic were killed. Their exact number is still unknown, and many of them are still not adequately buried. In addition to the massacre of Poles killed Jews, Armenians, Czechs and representatives of other national minorities, as well as Ukrainians, trying to help the victims. These tragic events should be restored in the historical memory of modern generations ", - stated in the draft law.

Recall, June 20 Polish MPs from the party "Law and Justice" responded to the letter of the Ukrainians' apology and forgiveness "for" Volyn massacre ", noting that the problem in this respect Ukraine's guilty of the genocide of the Poles.

8 June Polish MP of the ruling party "Law and Justice" Michal Dvorchik said that Ukraine's historical policy aims to "praise the nationalists, who are responsible for the genocide."

3 June letter to the Polish media have criticized Ukrainian officials on the events on the territory of Volyn, in which it called the "tragedy" rather than "genocide".

Volyn massacre - the mass destruction of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army - OUN ethnic Polish civilian population and, to a lesser extent, civilians of other nationalities, including Ukrainians, on the territory of Volyn, before September 1939 years, started in March 1943 was under the control of Poland and reached a peak in July of the same year. The response of the Polish side started with the end of summer 1943 years, have led to significant loss of life among Ukrainian civilians.

New Ukrainian authorities actually campaigning for the glorification of Nazi collaborators and revision history of the world.

9 April last year, the Ukrainian parliament adopted a law recognizing the organization of OUN-UPA fighters for Ukraine's independence and gave the participants the right to social security. At the same time, the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada voted for the law on the condemnation of the communist regime in Ukraine.

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