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Ukraine news: Andrzej Duda and Petro Poroshenko will meet in Brussels during the NATO summit, the meeting will be held at the initiative of the Ukrainian side.
During the NATO summit, which will begin next Wednesday in Brussels, the President of Poland Andrzej Duda will meet with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the meeting will be held at the initiative of the Ukrainian side. On Monday, July 9, Chairman of the President’s Cabinet Krzysztof Mersky.
According to him, the future negotiations of the presidents indicate that the dialogue between Poland and Ukraine “is active and long, and he doesn’t need external incentives.”
So Krzysztof Mersky commented on the words of the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, who on Monday urged the authorities of Poland and Ukraine to reduce tensions on the historical background . According to the former Prime Minister of Poland, this tension shows that not everyone has done his homework on the history.
In recent days the disagreements between Poland and Ukraine on historical issues increased once again in connection with the 75th anniversary of the Volyn tragedy.
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The authorities in Kiev had set up their events commemorating the victims of the Polish-Ukrainian conflict during the Second world war last Friday, on the eve of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Volyn crime, the celebration of which the Polish side was conducted in the same region on Saturday and Sunday, 7 and 8 July. The meeting between the two leaders has not occurred.
Sunday in the cemetery in the village of Olyka in the Volyn region President Duda called the Ukrainian government to regain the ability to conduct exhumations of the remains of victims of the Volyn tragedy, which are buried in Ukraine. However, the President Petro Poroshenko on the same day in the village Sagrini in Lublin Voivodeship took part in honoring the memory of hundreds of Ukrainians killed during the campaign in 1944, the Polish armed underground. Among other things, he noted that Kiev hoped for changes in the amendments to the law on the Institute of national remembrance of Poland concerning the Ukrainians.
As reported, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Poland should demonstrate solidarity with Ukraine at the EU summit.