The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda, during the press-conference in Kyiv said that the dialogue between the two countries on historical issues should be continued. About it reports a press-service of the head of state.
“In any case, this dialogue should not work in favor of a third country. From any complications of the relationship is not going to win neither the poles nor the Ukrainians”, – said Poroshenko.
According to the President of Ukraine, the policy needs to say “we forgive and ask forgiveness”, and historical issues should be handled by historians, and need to find a concept that satisfied both countries.
“We need to respect our history and take steps that only contribute to the improvement of relations between our countries. Ukrainian-Polish dialogue should in the future be based on the formula the combination and understanding of our peoples”, – said Poroshenko. He expressed the hope that the understanding will be found in the near future and stressed that the Ukrainian side is ready for a Frank and constructive dialogue on the tragic pages of our common history.
The President of Poland Andrzej Duda said that joint efforts of Ukraine and Poland will try to make a dialogue on historical issues more productive. “You can expect our concerted action in this matter. And in December, I think we will be able to speak about specific things,” – said the President of Poland.
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