The recognition of the Sejm of Poland Volyn tragedy as genocide of poles by Ukrainian nationalists had almost no effect on Ukrainian-Polish relations. This point of view was expressed by the Ukrainian Ambassador in Warsaw Andriy deshchitsa in the course of communication with journalists, which was broadcast channel 112 Ukraine.
“I can’t say that it’s been hard work, because now there will be a visit of the President, we have planned visits of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, the Prime Minister, major economic forum… Therefore it is impossible to speak about any sort of cooling. There is a need this page to learn and to close” – he said.
According to Dedicy, the authorities and the “overwhelming majority” of companies in the country are opposed to the deterioration of relations with Ukraine.
“Some of the more radical groups believe that we need to take more sweeping laws… to make and to bring to justice those people who committed the crime. But the majority of society and particularly the leadership of the state government is set to continue relations with Ukraine,” – summed up the diplomat.
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22 July 2016, the Polish Sejm adopted a resolution on the case of a tribute of memory to victims of the genocide committed by Ukrainian nationalists against the citizens of the Second Polish Republic in the years 1939-1945, President Petro Poroshenko expressed regret in this regard.
Volyn tragedy is a common name of ethnic cleansing of Ukrainian and Polish population in the years 1943-1944 in the Western Ukraine and Eastern Poland, which was attended by the home Army, the nationalists of the UPA and Soviet partisans.