Historians discussing thorny Polish-Ukrainian issues
Twenty-eight historians from Poland and Ukraine as well as the United States and Germany are taking part in the two-day conference, which focuses on Polish-Ukrainian relations during World War II.
The event, organized by Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), aims to foster the exchange of views and examine the state of research on Polish-Ukrainian relations during World War II, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.
The conference includes panel discussions on war crimes and the convoluted history of the Polish and Ukrainian populations under German and Soviet occupation.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Vasyl Bondar, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine told RFE/RL there is no actual crisis in relations between Poland and Ukraine, while there is a single issue that is being politicized by both sides.
"In my opinion, strategic partnership with Poland and maintaining our historical remembrance are the two equivalent national interests, so here we have to retain balance of those two tracks," the diplomat said.