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  • 13 November 2017

    “We have demonstrated to the Ukrainians that we understand them,” Minister Witold Waszczykowski told Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, which published an interview with the minister today.

    Commenting on the fact that some Ukrainian officials were not let into Poland, the chief of Polish diplomacy emphasized that his country was determined to move bilateral contacts forward and not to let tensions in Polish-Ukrainian relations escalate. According to the minister, the two countries are working very closely in many fields, including defence and development aid, with Poland acting as a strong advocate of Ukraine’s transatlantic aspirations. In Minister Waszczykowski’s view, the Polish-Ukrainian dialogue on matters of history has become more tense after Ukraine decided to prevent search and exhumations of Polish victims of wars and repressions in Ukraine, and also because of falsification of the history of interwar Poland and World War Two. 


    Asked about President Andrzej Duda’s planned visit to Kharkiv, Waszczykowski said, “It will depend on Ukraine’s readiness to respond to our constructive proposals.” 


    Minister Witold Waszczykowski also emphasized Poland’s continued readiness to support Ukraine in the ongoing crisis in the east of the country. “In two months’ time, we will become a UN Security Council member. As the only European country on the Council, we will be able to raise the issue of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict,” observed the MFA chief. 

     
    Source: Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

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