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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

“Against the politicization of historical facts”: Ukraine is outraged by the new design Polish passports


The Ukrainian foreign Ministry handed to the Polish Ambassador Jan Pieklo note of protest. The outrage of the Ukrainian authorities caused the design of the new passports, which will release on the centenary of the independence of Poland. In the document it is planned to put the image of the chapel of the Lviv-rotunda, which as consider in Kiev, is “an unfriendly step” that can affect development of mutually beneficial strategic partnership between the two countries.


photo: Gennady Cherkasov

The Ukrainian foreign Ministry handed to the Polish Ambassador Jan Pieklo note of protest. This is stated in the foreign Ministry of Ukraine. The indignation of the Kiev caused by the intentions of Warsaw to place on the pages of national passport the image is located in the Western Lviv of the chapel rotunda.

“Summoned to the foreign Ministry to the Polish Ambassador was handed a note, which expressed strong protest about the intentions of the Ministry of internal Affairs and administration of Poland to place on the pages of the new passport picture of the chapel, rotunda, located on the territory of the Polish military tombs on Lychakiv cemetery in Lviv”, — stated in the message Department.

Ukrainian authorities perceive the intention of the authorities of the neighboring state as “an unfriendly act” that adversely affects the development of mutually beneficial relations between the two countries. At this statement, the Ukrainian diplomat noted that the actions of Warsaw are the politicization of historical facts, that causes resentment in Kiev.

“Ukraine is opposed to the politicization of certain historical facts which would harm the development of mutually beneficial strategic partnership between Ukraine and Poland” — said in a statement the Ministry of foreign Affairs.

Chapel Lviv-rotunda, which the Polish authorities intend to portray in the passport, located on the territory of Lychakiv cemetery, where the graves of Polish military. The new passports will release in Poland on the occasion of the centenary of independence.

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