Polish President Duda arrives in Lutsk
On July 8, President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, arrived in Lutsk, Volyn's regional center in Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
In St Peter and Paul Cathedral, a vigil was held in the city's St Peter and Paul in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Volhynian tragedy of 1943-1944.
Bishop of the Lutsk Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, Vitaliy Skomarovsky, referring to those present at the mess, including the Polish President, noted that today it is all victims of human hatred during World War 2 are being commemorated, regardless of their nationality.
Today, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is also expected to visit Volyn.
According to preliminary information, the presidents of Ukraine and Poland in Volhynia will work under different programs.
Within the framework of his visit to Ukraine, the Polish President will visit the village of Olika, where the castle of Radzivil family is located, now hosting a regional mental clinic, and also pay a visit to an old Catholic cemetery.
According to Marek Zapur, Vice-Consul of the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk, President Duda's visit to Lutsk is of a private nature.