: Poland's defence ministry honours memory of Ukrainian soldiers

18:10 Aug. 15, 2016

Poland's defence ministry honours memory of Ukrainian soldiers

Photo source: mon.gov.pl

Polish remember shared episodes in the two country's fight against communism

On August 15, Chief of Polish Defence Ministry's Political Office Bartłomiej Misiewicz laid flowers at the monument to the soldiers of Ukrainian People's Republic who were killed fighting against the communist regime.

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According to a report published on defence ministry's website, the memorial erected at Warsaw's Orthodox cemetery honours the troops who fought for freedom of Ukraine and Poland.

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The Ukrainian-Polish alliance was formed between the chief of the Ukrainian People's Republic Symon Petliura and Polish leader Józef Piłsudski on April 21, 1920, in Warsaw. The aim of the union was to jointly counter the communist threat. Under the alliance treaty, Poland recongnised Ukraine's independence.

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