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Rada passed a statement in connection with politicizing tragic pages of Ukrainian-Polish history of WWII
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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine urges Poland to stop politicizing tragic pages of Ukrainian-Polish history of WWII

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has passed a statement in connection with the adoption by the Polish Sejm and Senate of resolutions on July 7 and July 22 2016 on the assessment of the Ukrainian-Polish conflict in World War II, which offers Polish side to stop politicizing the tragic pages in the history of that period, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

A total of 247 MPs voted for a relevant resolution at an evening meeting on Thursday.

During the discussion, the words 'Volyn' and 'Volyn tragedy' were removed from the draft resolution, they are mentioned only in the names of joint declarations adopted previously.

'The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine addresses the Polish counterpart with a proposal to stop politicizing tragic pages of the Ukrainian-Polish history and to focus their efforts on building a constructive relationship between the two countries to strengthen partnerships in a democratic Europe based on European values,' the statement reads.

As reported earlier by 1492news.com,  Sejm of Poland labels the Volyn tragedy 'genocide.'

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