Duda was accused of Ukrainians in the genocide of poles and at the same time expressed the importance of good relations between the two countries

The President of Poland Andrzej Duda accused of Ukrainians in the genocide of poles in Huta-penyatskoy in Lviv in 1944, but at the same time noted that Poland is committed to establish good relations with Ukraine.

This is stated in the letter to the participants of the mourning events that took place on Sunday, February 25, on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the tragic events in Guta-penyatskoy in the Lviv region, reports Polish radio.

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“You are now in a place that is 74 years ago, in one day, from a big, full life of the village, turned into a dead wasteland. The crime of genocide committed by the Ukrainian soldiers and the police in the service of Hitler’s third Reich and the Ukrainian nationalists, led to the destruction of thousands of people, Polish residents of Huta-penyatskoy and Jews and fugitives from other areas of Volhynia and Podolia, which they hid”, – stated in the letter Duda.

“Innocent death caused only because they were poles, scares great cruelty,” said the President of Poland.

“The memory of the perfect here massacre also obliges us to support past on the solid Foundation of truth and not of falsehood, oblivion and repression. We, poles, want good relations with the Ukrainians,” – said in the letter.

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“Our people need each other to both of our States were strong and safe,” said Duda, and added: “And because we also need the memory and the truth about what happened here on February 28, 1944, so nothing like this never happens again and that our relationship was maintained at the strong position and trust.”

Recall, January 26, the Polish Sejm adopted the law on amendments to the law on the Institute of national remembrance. The bill consists of two parts. The first is that the accountability will involve all who argues, supports, or promotes criminal, according to poles, the actions of the OUN and UPA. The law concerns the definition of the crimes of Ukrainian nationalists and Ukrainian organizations that collaborated with the Third Reich. In the second group of changes we are talking about criminal liability of persons who denigrate the role of Poland in the Second world war, for example, “credited the Polish people or state responsibility or complicity in the crimes committed by the Third Reich.”

6 February the President of Poland Andrzej Duda signed it into law.

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