Polish FM promises not to let in Ukrainians with "anti-Polish views"
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said that his country is beginning to implement procedures aimed at preventing people from Ukraine, possessing extremely anti-Polish views, enter Poland, Radio Liberty reported.
"People who demonstratively wear uniforms of SS Galicia (Halychyna) will not enter Poland," Waszczykowski said on the air of the Polish TVP1 TV channel on Thursday morning.
According to him, in the near future a list of people will be made public, which will be banned to enter Poland. They will include, in particular, persons who, in his opinion, poorly affect bilateral relations, prevent the exhumation of bodies of probable Polish victims on the territory of Ukraine or restore "places of Polish worship services." "Those who demonstrate and apply administrative tools towards Poland will also experience the consequences," the head of the Polish foreign ministry said.
According to him, Poland and Ukraine have "different concepts of reconciliation." "We realize how important Ukraine is to us from the geopolitical point of view ... but Ukrainians, knowing about such importance of their state for our security, believe that in this case the issues that separate us, especially the historical ones, should pale into insignificance ... We can not agree with the Ukrainian version that historical issues have a symmetry. We can not agree to equate the activities of the UPA (Ukrainian Rebel Army) and the Home Army (Armia Krajowa)," the minister said.
At the same time he promised to observe the principle of symmetry in relations with Ukraine.
"I will still think whether to recommend the Polish president to go on a visit to Ukraine," Waszczykowski said.