Square head Petro Poroshenko on Thursday, February 1, seriously troubled adopted by the deputies of the Polish Parliament the law prohibiting propaganda of the ideology of Bandera Ukrainian nationalists, for the breach of which the Polish justice has introduced a criminal liability.
Photo: facebook.comPetro Poroshenko.
“Deeply concerned by the decision of the Polish Parliament. Historical truth requires Frank conversation and dialogue, not bans. Assessments contained in that decision, are completely biased and totally unacceptable,” wrote the President of Ukraine on his page on the social network Facebook.
The Ukrainian head of state added that the Polish law is “not consistent with the proclaimed principles of strategic partnership between Ukraine and Poland”.
“I urge Poland to objectivity and dialogue. Only together we will win”, — said Poroshenko.
Earlier, the Polish Senate adopted a law on criminal liability for public approval and promotion of Bandera ideology, the negation of the Volyn massacre and allegations of complicity and the complicity of Poland in the crimes of Nazi Germany during the Second world war. In particular, it prohibits the use of the expression “Polish death camps”. For violation of the law envisages a fine or deprivation of liberty for a term up to three years.
The law has caused sharp negative reaction in the world. In Israel in particular, fear that the law may strike at the Jews who have suffered at the hands of the poles and wants to speak publicly.
The Ukrainian party “Svoboda” demanded from Poroshenko to publicly condemn the Polish law and the resignation of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin “for another failure of Russian diplomacy”.
The state Department of the United States said that the Polish law may “undermine the freedom of speech and scientific exchange of views.” “Differences which may arise between the two allies, will play into the hands only of our opponents”, — said the administration of US President Donald trump.
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