Poland temporarily closes all its consular offices in Ukraine. However, the consuls the citizens of Poland will not be stopped. This is stated in the statement of the Polish foreign Ministry published on the website of the Polish Embassy.

According to the report, after the shelling of the building of the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk, the Embassy immediately sent a diplomatic note to the foreign Ministry.

Poland’s foreign Ministry summoned the Ambassador of Ukraine in Poland Andriy Deshchitsa, who adopted state Secretary of the Ministry, Jan Dziedziczak.

“During the meeting, Vice Minister of Zajicek expressed deep concern and indignation at the fact of bombardment of the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk. He insisted that the Ukrainian side has carried out decisive and immediate action to identify and punish perpetrators, and ensure effective security services of the Polish diplomatic / consular offices accredited on the territory of Ukraine”, – is told in the message.

Zajicek reported that, while the above-mentioned expectations of the Polish side are not met, all Polish consular offices in Ukraine will be closed.

Despite the closure of consular offices, consuls of Poland will provide the necessary assistance to their fellow citizens, said the Minister.

After midnight on 29 March 2017 on the fourth floor of the building of the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk explosion. According to investigators, the cause was a shot from the street from a grenade launcher RPG-26. As a result of incident nobody has suffered. The Prosecutor’s office qualified the incident as a terrorist attack.

President Petro Poroshenko during a telephone conversation with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda suggested to include Polish experts in the composition of the investigative group to investigate the fire. The national Prosecutor’s office of Poland began its investigation of the shelling.

Poland temporarily closes consular offices in Ukraine 29.03.2017

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