Duda promises to sign scandalous law on Institution of National Remembrance
Polish President Andrzej Duda has announced the decision to sign off the law on the Institute of National Remembrance.
"I decided to sign the law on the Institute of National Remembrance and I will submit it to the Constitutional Court according to the procedure," the Office of the President of Poland wrote on Twitter quoting Duda as saying.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the Polish Sejm on January 26 voted for the bill submitted by the Kukiz'15 party setting a ban on promoting the so-called "Bandera ideology," with its historical roots stemming from Ukraine.
In this regard, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry expressed concern, saying that Poland was trying to portray Ukrainians as "criminal nationalists."
Read alsoRada appeals to Polish authorities over controversial billUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the draft law on the Institute of National Remembrance of Poland does not correspond to the declared principles of strategic partnership between Poland and Ukraine.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry, in turn, called Deputy Ambassador of Poland in Tel Aviv for explanations in connection with the amendments in the draft law on the Institute of National Remembrance. In particular, it bans any claims that the Polish people or Polish state were responsible or complicit in the Nazis' crimes, crimes against humanity or war crimes, thus, it bill criminalizes allegations of the Polish nation's complicity in the Holocaust.
The U.S. Department of State also called on Poland to reevaluate the legislation regarding crimes committed during the Holocaust.