A moratorium on the exhumation of the places in Ukraine, where Polish graves can be removed after the Polish side will provide a vision of what will be restored Ukrainian monuments in Poland, said the head of the Ukrainian Institute of national memory Vladimir vyatrovich, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
“We are ready to end the moratorium, provided that we can agree with the Polish side, which will announce its vision to be legalized Ukrainian monuments in Poland how the Polish government will think about the restoration of the destroyed monuments,” – said vyatrovich in interview to TV channel “1+1” on Sunday.
He also commented about the alleged ban on entry for him in Poland, calling it a tool of pressure. “It’s a tool of pressure and a certain game, there are no documents that would be something confirmed, and never will be”, – said viatrovych.
As reported on 9 November the Polish media, Warsaw was denied entry to Poland for Vyatrovich. At the same time Poland will publish this list, the person will learn only at the border, are not prohibited if they check-in.
Formerly the Institute of national memory has initiated a moratorium on the exhumation of poles in Ukraine in response to the dismantling of the monument in the Ukrainian S. Groszowice Przemysl (Poland).
We will remind, earlier Poroshenko because of the tension in Ukrainian-Polish relations has initiated a meeting of the Committee of the presidents of the two countries. Such tensions arose after the President of Poland urged the Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman not to appoint to senior positions people with anti-Polish views. In turn, the Ukrainian foreign Ministry said that in Ukraine there are no politicians with anti-Polish views.
A little earlier viatrovych has criticized a monument to poles who died fighting with the UPA in Volyn, and which is set on the eve in the Polish capital, Warsaw, on the tomb of the Unknown soldier.
In addition, the previously Viatrovych instructed to hold historic talks with Warsaw. The main purpose of the visit of the Minister of culture and Deputy Prime Minister Peter Hlinsko in Ukraine was an attempt to remove the historical negotiations (in particular, in relation to the exhumation of Polish citizens) to the government level. However, after the meeting, Polish politicians have called Vyatrovich “irresponsible person with obsessive anti-Polish ideas.”
Poland has said it wants to conduct the exhumation of the Polish victims of the Second world war to further perpetuate their memory. The Ukrainian side against it, and its acceptance depends on the restoration of the monument to soldiers of the UPA in Gruzovikah dismantled in April this year.