War responsibility: Resolution on WWII events and Russian aggression against Ukraine adopted in Poland
Politics14:54 Jul. 20, 2016

Resolution on WWII events and Russian aggression against Ukraine adopted in Poland

Both the Soviet Union and Germany are declared responsible for starting the World War, Russia has been declared an aggressor

Polish Parliament, along with Ukraine, has adopted a resolution about World War II events and Russian aggression against Ukraine. Polish MPs accepted the document that states: the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany caused the war and the occupation of Poland. The declaration also states that today's actions of Moscow towards Ukraine are a threat to peace and security of Europe. 

"We vote for this resolution because we consider cooperation with Ukraine being crucial for us, it serves the country's interests. We vote because we remember the tragic moments of our mutual history - of Poland and Ukraine. This story casts a shadow over many Poles, but to our mind, history cannot derail our present and future partnership." - said MP Richard Terletsky during the parliament session.

On October 20, Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada adopted a common Ukraine-Poland-Lithuania declaration that pays tribute to victims of World War II in the countries and condemns external aggressors.

Read more Ukraine approves joint WW2 declaration with Poland, Lithuania

It is expected that the document will also be ratified in Lithuania after the country forms the new parliament.

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