Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania will agree on a joint statement about the tragic pages of history”

Украина, Польша и Литва согласуют совместное заявление о "трагических страницах истории"

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy paruby today, August 31, took the initiative to prepare a joint statement on behalf of the parliaments of Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania with the assessment of the tragic events that occurred on these lands as a result of actions of the imperialist regimes of the past century. He stated this during a briefing of the chairmen of parliaments of European countries in Warsaw (Poland). About it reports a press-service of the Parliament.

“The war led to the martyrdom of the victims of poles, Ukrainians, Lithuanians. There is no doubt that he is the aggressor who was the cause of death for many Ukrainians, poles and Lithuanians, as well today with the same imperialist motive of carrying out the attacks and aggressive policy towards Ukraine. I’m sure if we go back to tradition to provide a General assessment of the tradition to locate and identify the source of threats to our States, then Poland, Lithuania, and Ukraine will become stronger and stronger, will be able to overcome misunderstandings and disagreements that arose in the historical discussions”, – said Parubiy .

The Chairman of the Parliament added that the heads of the parliaments of the three countries agreed to prepare a joint statement on this topic until September 17.

We will remind, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy paruby 31 August in Warsaw at the meeting of heads of parliaments of the countries of East Central and southern Europe, in the Senate of the Republic of Poland. In the program of the visit includes speech Parubiy during the discussion “the recovery of the European Union and regional cooperation in Central and Eastern Europe”, and a visit to the Museum of the Warsaw uprising.

Earlier it was reported that on 7 August, the Polish Senate issued a resolution on the Volyn tragedy, which urged the Seimas to establish July 11 as a National day of remembrance of the victims of the genocide committed by Ukrainian nationalists against the citizens of the Second Republic of Poland. Deputy Chairman of the parliamentary Committee for foreign Affairs Borys Tarasyuk called the decision “anti-Ukrainian resolution” and said that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine should prepare a statement on the adoption by Poland of a resolution on the Volyn tragedy.

Volyn tragedy – sided ethnic cleansing of Ukrainian and Polish population carried out by the Ukrainian insurgent army (UPA) and Polish Army with Polish battalions of the Schutzmannschaft and Soviet partisans in 1943-1944 during the Second world war in Volhynia, Galicia, Kholmshchyna, Podlasie, Nadsyannya, Lemkivschyna.

According to the Polish estimates, during this tragedy, the Polish side has killed at least 35,000 people (mostly Polish peasants), of which 18 000 – dened names, and the Ukrainian side – up to several thousand people.