“Bandera” Ukraine will not end up in Europe, said the foreign Minister of Poland

WARSAW, July 4 — RIA Novosti. Ukraine will not get into the European Union “Bandera”, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Witold Waszczykowski in an interview with wSieci.

The Polish foreign Minister noted that economic cooperation of Warsaw with Kiev doesn’t look very good, but “worst of all, of course, in matters historical.”

“Our message is very clear: Bandera in Europe will not be”, — said Waszczykowski.

“We say it loud and quiet. Do not repeat the mistakes of the 90-ies, when not addressed some issues in relations with Germany and Lithuania. I mean the status of the Polish minority in these countries. Learning this lesson, we will be from Ukraine categorically require that all issues have been resolved before Kiev will be at the gates of Europe will apply for membership. We will be as resolute, as determined, for example, Greece in relation to Macedonia about the name”, he said.

The head of the Polish foreign Ministry noted that he sees great will of the Ukrainian leadership to solve urgent problems of the country. “This is compounded by the naive faith of the Ukrainians, the Europeans, the Germans, the French will win for them the conflict with Russia”, — he added.

Earlier in Ukraine there have been acts of vandalism anti-Polish orientation. In April in Poland demolished the monument to Ukrainian nationalists, sparking outrage in Kiev. With the requirement to abandon the cult of Stepan Bandera was the leader of the ruling party of Poland “law and justice” Jaroslaw Kaczynski. According to him, Kiev will have to choose between nationalism and European future.

Stepan Bandera was a leader of the Ukrainian insurgent army — UPA* formed in 1942 as a military wing of the organization of Ukrainian nationalists*. * UPA operated mainly in Western Ukraine and fought against the Soviet troops, collaborating with the Nazis. After the great Patriotic war she continued to operate against the Soviets extremist methods. The glorification of the UPA* and its leaders has drawn criticism from many veterans and politicians, who accuse Bandera of collaborating with the Nazis.

* Extremist organisation banned in Russia.
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