Warsaw not to disclose list of Ukrainians banned from entering Poland
Poland will not disclose a list of persons banned from entering the country, and this list does not contain a great number of surnames, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has said.
"We do not disclose the surnames and number of people, and the sphere this concerns," Polish news site Onet.pl quoted Waszczykowski as saying in an interview with Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
When asked to comment on a ban on the entry into Poland for Head of the Ukrainian National Remembrance Institute Volodymyr Viatrovych, he said that "this is a person who promotes deeply anti-human, anti-European values."
Waszczykowski said that the list of persons banned from entering Poland is "short".
"This demonstrates our far-sighted understanding of the views of the Ukrainian side, determination in the search for a path of progress in relations and unwillingness to further escalation," he said.
He also added that the prospects for the planned visit by Polish President Andrzej Duda to Kharkiv would depend on the readiness of the Ukrainian side to take into account Polish "constructive proposals."
"We are not sure whether strategic partnership with Poland remains Kyiv's goal," Waszczykowski said.
Duda said on November 7 that he expected Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman not to allow people with anti-Polish views to occupy important public posts. He noted that such people "do not build cooperation between our countries, they are destroying them." Therefore, there should be no such people in "Ukraine's big politics, in politics, which has international significance."
Duda noted that there are such people in Ukrainian politics. "It's also necessary to speak loudly that there are people in important positions in Ukraine who have almost openly anti-Polish views, this is unacceptable," the Polish president stressed.