Volhynia massacre: Ukrainian president kneels to honour slaughtered Poles

11:05 Jul. 9, 2016

Ukrainian president kneels to honour slaughtered Poles

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Poroshenko remembers Volyn tragedy victims

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has commemorated the victims of the Volyn tragedy, a notorious 1943-44 massacre during the Polish-Ukrainian conflict.

During his NATO summit in Warsaw visit, Poroshenko knelt before the monument to the victims. He was accompanied by MP Nadiya Savchenko, and representatives of Ukraine's government.

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On June 8, the Upper Chamber of the Polish Parliament adopted a resolution on recognizing the mass ethnic cleansing of Poles in western Ukraine during the World War II as genocide.

The resolution also expresses gratitude to those Ukrainians, who risked their lives to save the Polish nationals. According to the Senate, around 100,000 Poles died in Volyn.

Ukrainian historians, while admitting the tragedy, also remind of the thousands of Ukrainians, killed in the massacre as well.

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