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Poland: Polish nationalists rally against Ukraine in Warsaw01:52

Poland: Polish nationalists rally against Ukraine in Warsaw

Poland, Warsaw
March 19, 2018 at 13:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

A number of Polish nationalist organisations staged a protest in front of the Ukrainian embassy in Warsaw on Monday, demanding from the Polish authorities to change their policy towards Kiev, namely to adopt a firmer position.

Activists protested against what they call growing nationalism and "flagrant propaganda" taking place in Ukraine. In the first place, they criticised Kiev for glorification of Ukrainian nationalists Stepan Bandera and military leader and general of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) Roman Shukhevych, both involved in anti-Polish ethnic cleansing during WWII.

"These were those men who gave death sentences to Polish people. These were those who called for murdering Polish children, for murdering and raping Polish women, for murdering Polish farmers," said Pawel Mazur, member of National Movement party, after burning the pictures of both Ukrainian historical figures.

A statement released by the protest organisers demanded Polish authorities to "immediately review the policy towards Ukraine."

"The government of Mateusz Morawiecki should take all necessary steps to enforce the necessary measures in the context of Polish national interests," the statement added.

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A number of Polish nationalist organisations staged a protest in front of the Ukrainian embassy in Warsaw on Monday, demanding from the Polish authorities to change their policy towards Kiev, namely to adopt a firmer position.

Activists protested against what they call growing nationalism and "flagrant propaganda" taking place in Ukraine. In the first place, they criticised Kiev for glorification of Ukrainian nationalists Stepan Bandera and military leader and general of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) Roman Shukhevych, both involved in anti-Polish ethnic cleansing during WWII.

"These were those men who gave death sentences to Polish people. These were those who called for murdering Polish children, for murdering and raping Polish women, for murdering Polish farmers," said Pawel Mazur, member of National Movement party, after burning the pictures of both Ukrainian historical figures.

A statement released by the protest organisers demanded Polish authorities to "immediately review the policy towards Ukraine."

"The government of Mateusz Morawiecki should take all necessary steps to enforce the necessary measures in the context of Polish national interests," the statement added.

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