Polish FM called out by Ukraine over historical comment
PR dla Zagranicy
The Polish ambassador to Kyiv has been called into the Ukrainian foreign ministry after Poland's foreign minister questioned Ukraine's attitude towards an anti-Polish WWII nationalist.
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski. Photo: PAP/Marcin Obara.
In an interview with Poland’s W Sieci weekly, Witold Waszczykowski said “Ukraine will not enter Europe with Bandera,” referring to Ukrainian nationalist leader Stepan Bandera, who fought against Poland’s underground army.
The Ukrainian foreign ministry said Kyiv was disappointed by Waszczykowski’s words and that comments relating to “sensitive matters of shared history” should be more weighed.
Kyiv also said that Ukraine is protecting Poland and the European Union from the Russian army by fighting against Russia in the Donbass region. (vb/pk)