Poroshenko administration's top official tells why Poland makes anti-UA statements

13:00, 29 November 2017
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Deputy Head of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's administration Kostiantyn Yeliseiev has said that the conflict between Ukraine and Poland can be avoided exclusively through diplomatic means, according to TV Channel 5.

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"This language was introduced by the Polish side. The Ukrainian side is not interested in discord with our strategic partner, so we are trying to very calmly conduct a dialogue with Warsaw to settle on the issue of political statements by Polish officials from certain political circles," Yeliseiev told TV Channel 5.

"We believe that our strategic partnership is much more important than certain temporary difficulties. And I understand the problems of our common historical past," he said.

Read alsoNo free Poland without free Ukraine – deputy of SejmAccording to Yeliseiev, neither side is interested in a political scandal.

At the same time, the Administration of the President assumes: by anti-Ukrainian statements, the Polish side is probably trying to divert attention from its own problems within the EU.

Read alsoPoland says Ukrainians make up half of all migrants in countryAs UNIAN reported earlier, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said that Poland was open to cooperation with Ukraine, but expected authorities in that country to "take concrete steps" amid tensions over historical issues.

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