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Poroshenko Denouncing New Law On Banning "Bandera Ideology", Calling For Poland To Open To Dialogue

Poroshenko Denouncing New Law On Banning "Bandera Ideology", Calling For Poland To Open To Dialogue

President Petro Poroshenko is concerned with the new law recently adopted by the Polish Senate that introduces a criminal responsibility for openly promoting what it described as "a Bandera ideology"; the President called the law as not aligned with principles of a bilateral dialogue and strategic partnership between Ukraine and Poland, and called on Poland to return to an open and impartial dialogue.

The President wrote this on Facebook, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"I am deeply concerned with the decision of the Senate of Poland. The historic truth calls for an open dialogue, not the prohibitions. The assessments underpinning this law are downrightly bias, prejudiced and absolutely unacceptable. We would like first of all to remember our common victories against the totalitarian regimes. One politically motivated decision is unable to supplant the historic truth. The adopted law goes against the principles of a strategic partnership between Ukraine and Poland. I therefore call on Poland to open to a constructive dialogue. Only together we will win," the statement from the President read.

By the new law Poland introduced amendments to the law On the Institute of National Remembrance.

According to a statement published on the Senate's website, the law bans terminology "Polish death camps" and "Polish extermination camps" as contradicting the historic truth and besmirching the name of Poland and Polish nation.

"In addition, the law grants larger authority for conducting investigations and equips the Institute of the National Remembrance of Poland with greater functions to investigate crimes of Ukrainian nationalists and members of Ukrainian organizations that collaborated with the Third Reich," the statement said.

For publicly proclaiming about involvement of Poland in crimes of Nazis as well as for refusing to acknowledge "the crimes of Ukrainian nationalists" the law permits to give a sentence up to three years in prison.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Chairperson of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance Volodymyr Viatrovych considered that the law adopted by the Polish Senate on a criminal responsibility for promoting "the Bandera ideology" was directed against Ukrainians living in Poland.

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