Poland shouldn’t be searching for revenge in opposition to Ukraine – president — RT World Information

Andrzej Duda admitted that the bloodbath of Poles by Ukrainian nationalists within the Forties stays a “tough matter” for each nations

Poland shouldn’t be searching for to take revenge on Ukraine for the mass killing of Poles within the Forties, President Andrzej Duda stated on Monday in the course of the annual commemoration ceremony of Volhynia bloodbath victims in Warsaw.

The brutal massacres had been carried out by the Ukrainian Rebel Military, the militant wing of Stepan Bandera’s Group of Ukrainian Nationalists, in Jap Galicia, which was integrated into the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic following World Warfare II.

The worst day of the massacres occurred on July 11, 1943 and was dubbed ‘Bloody Sunday’. It was chosen because the day on which the massacres are commemorated in 2016.

“The reality have to be clearly and strongly expressed. It was not and isn’t about revenge, not about retaliation, and there’s no higher proof of that than the time we live by now,” Duda stated, referring to the help and assist his nation has been offering to Ukrainians amid the Russian navy offensive of their nation.

Historical past demonstrates that any revenge all the time leads to one other revenge, Duda stated, including that neither Warsaw nor Kiev would profit from confrontation.

“ the place the best beneficiary can be. The one who’s attempting to take freedom and land from Ukraine,” stated the president.

He revealed that his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky had submitted draft laws to parliament which might grant Poles particular standing in Ukraine. This transfer, in Duda’s opinion, has a symbolic that means, as a nation that had “tried to eliminate Poles in any respect prices” is now welcoming them.

He admitted that the Volhynia massacres, wherein greater than 100,000 had been killed, is “a tough matter, extraordinarily painful” for Poles, and “tough as a result of it’s, above all, embarrassing” for Ukrainians.

Duda stated Polish folks need the Volhynia victims correctly commemorated, and Warsaw is ready to do the identical for Ukrainians buried on its territory.

It has lengthy been a thorny subject for Warsaw and Kiev. Many in fashionable Ukraine take into account Stepan Bandera a nationwide hero and have a tendency to miss the atrocities dedicated by Ukrainian nationalists. Poland considers the Volhynia massacres to have constituted genocide.

In April, Russian International Intelligence Service (SVR) chief Sergey Naryshkin claimed that intelligence obtained by Moscow means that Poland and the US are engaged on a plan for Warsaw to regain management of Ukrainian areas that they take into account as “traditionally belonging” to it.

Poland categorically denied these claims.

After World Warfare II, Poland agreed to half with the Jap Galicia area and most of Volhynia, which had been integrated into the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. Warsaw was compensated with land which had beforehand been a part of Germany, most notably gaining the port metropolis of Gdansk (Danzig).

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