Poland’s Duda urges Ukraine leadership not to appoint to high positions officials with anti-Polish views
President of Poland Andrzej Duda has called on the Ukrainian leaders not to appoint to high offices people with anti-Polish views, according to Radio Poland citing the president’s interview with Trwam TV channel and Maryja Radio.
"I expect from President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman that people who openly proclaim nationalistic and anti-Polish views will not occupy important positions in Ukrainian politics," Duda said, according to Radio Poland.
According to him, some of the Ukrainian high-ranking officials adhere to anti-Polish views.
"It is also necessary to speak about it out loud – there are people in very important offices in Ukraine who practically have openly anti-Polish views; this is unacceptable," Duda stressed.
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