Statement of the Polish members of the Polish - Ukrainian Dialogue Group (Grupa Polsko - Ukraińskiego Dialogu) reg. the act on the Institute of National Remembrance

The amendment to the act on the Institute of National Remembrance in its present shape will have a devastating effect on the Poland-Ukraine relations.

It may lead to the escalation of animosity and the deepening of the political conflict between our nations. We risk losing the good-neighbourly relations developed over the last twenty five years and a kind approach to Poland among Ukrainian society. It also raises concerns as to the unalienabillity of civic rights of national and ethnic minorities, including the community of Polish Ukrainians. Finally, in the light of loss of solidarity of our countries and nations against the aggressive politics of Russia the security of Poland may be put into question.

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