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  • laker48

    What a flood of senseless mambo-jambo! The new PM of Poland has already stated his take on the Polish-Ukrainian relations during his interview and an open question period for TV Trwam. He’s overall positive about these relations, but he stated in an open text that no compromise on the Volhynia and western Ukrainian genocide of Poles is possible: “Among many crimes are thousands murdered in Volhynia, the borderlands of the Second Polish Republic. I am not undermining the Germans’ fault, but the fact that today’s Ukraine does not condemn this crime, which was carried out under the banner of UPA nationalists, is a great guilt that Ukraine must admit to, so that historical truth should be respected. Only through it can we honor those people who were murdered in 1943-44.”

    I’d expect a much tougher stance of the Morawiecki government on the Polish-Ukrainian historical issues. Mr. Morawiecki has been for over a decade a darling of New York’s Wall Street and London’s City as an analyst, economist, banker and financier playing in the world’s top league, but the first university degree he earned in 1992 was a Master’s of Arts degree in history. Bandera followers will eventually feel the weight of PM Morawiecki’s actions. He’s the dog that bites and almost never barks. It’s my personal guess, but my bet is that the Morawiecki government’s minister of foreign affairs will become Polish deputy to the European Parliament Jacek Saryusz-Wolski who accompanied Mr. Saakashvili during his “illegal” entry into Ukraine last summer. The pressure keeps mounting.

    • jack dunster

      you again always you… the article speaks the truth – and it points out possibilities… Mambo-jambo indeed… this article is an example of very good journalism and kudos to the writer.

      • laker48

        LOL! So what?

        • jack dunster

          you’re really something aren’t you… nothing Ukrainian is good to you eh? Poland is always triumphant – that smacks of imperialism… and it poisons the relationship and possibilities of friendly relations and alliance between two nations who are stronger for being together – not separate. Poland’s hands are not so clean in this time period – something that is recognized by bona fide historians. Working with Ukraine not against Ukraine is in the best interests of Poland.

          • laker48

            Bandera, Lebed, Shukhevych and theIr OUN/UPA-B (Bandera faction) were criminal Nazi individuals and organisations that were never before 1945 more than 10,000 strong, even after joining by over 4,000 SS Galizien deserters in 1943, were responsible for genocide of up to 120,000 Poles in Volhynia and western Ukraine in the years 1943-1944. This is the only bone of contentions between Poland and Ukraine. My late parents were saved from OUN/UPA-B murderous thugs in the Volhynia area by their Ukrainian neighbours in the fall of 1943, so I don’t have any axe to grind with Ukraine. Even in today’s Ukraine hardcore Bandera worshippers make less than three to five percent of Ukrainian population.

          • Brent

            Your parents, like may Polish citizens were living on traditional Western Ukrainian territory, OCCUPIED BY POLAND.
            The OUN/UPA were trying to liberate their land from Polish occupation. Don’t occupy the lands of other countries. That’s a Russian tactic.

            At least you acknowledge it was their Ukrainian neighbors that saved them.

            If Bandera was a Nazi, why did he spend most of 1941 through 1945 in a Nazi Concentration camp?

          • laker48

            He was a Nazi, a small time criminal and a terrorist who did to Ukraine much more damage than good. Poland didn’t occupy Ukraine in 1943 or 1944. Bandera was arrested by the Germans and sent to a special section for political prisoners of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp after the Germans told him that it would be no Ukrainian state. He was a Nazi dog who got mistreated by his masters.

          • slavko

            You are not very smart as you hang on to old rivalries and hatreds. You are what’s wrong with the world and pretty sure that you work for Putin as you seem to sow discord on these pages. And every time you open your mouth you sound more n more like the Nazi dog!

  • MichaelA

    interesting article
    hundreds of thousands of poles and ukrainians interract regularly
    they are more interested in what is happening now

    • laker48

      Well, without addressing historical issues in a fair manner, there will be no true trust between the two nations. This issue has just started and will be followed through by Polish historians and Polish politicians.

  • Nowhere Girl

    The sad truth is that the current Polish government may be vocally anti-Russian, but is actually very much pro-Russian in its practice. Some say that every time the minister of defence announces a decision, a bottle of champagne is opened at the Kremlin… (Some say he is a GRU agent, period.) And, on top of that, Russia is their role model in dealing with democratic institutions and in general values. Homophobia, cesaropapism (close bond between church and state), anti-liberalism, anti-European views, militarism, obedient courts and media…

    • laker48

      Where did you read, hear or see the idiotic things you’ve just posted? BTW, here’s the link to a Polish military defence site: http://www.defence24.com/news

      Poland will also have the world’s most advanced air defence system only the US will have by 2019 and already has the 1000 km range air-to-surface US cruise missiles AGM158B JASSM-ER able to deliver 450 kg warheads, also thermonuclear ones. No other country but the US has these weapons. They’re, of course, the deterrent aimed at the fascist RuSSian Federation.

      The administration of justice system of Poland is just being revamped and the new law will be fully implemented by the end of the first half of next year.

      • Nowhere Girl

        It is my opinion. I’m both against Putin’s Russia and against the Law and Justice party. I stand for freedom and democracy and both these regimes want to crush these values.

        • laker48

          You don’t know what you’re talking about. Have you ever lived and worked longer than six months in Germany, the UK, Canada or the US? Have you ever been exposed to their law enforcement and administration of justice systems? If not, just shut up and go for your own experience.

          I can tell you one thing: If someone attacked government vehicles with eggs in Canada where I’ve lived for almost three decades, they’d be brutally pepper-sprayed, thrown to the ground and even shot if they resisted arrest. Democracy doesn’t equal anarchy. As far as the court system and judges are concerned, former head of the Constitutional Tribunal Rzeplinski would have been suspended by his fellow judges in Canada after his first public comment to the media about any details of his rulings and thrown out of the judiciary within less than a year.

          Judges in Canada have immunity only in regard to civil consequences of their erroneous rulings. If a judge is caught shoplifting or driving under influence or committing other crimes, he or she is arrested, charged, indicted and sentenced as everyone else. The present government of Poland is restoring the rule of law and justice.

          • slavko

            Blah blah blah… the more that I read your sh*t the more of a liar I think you are! You are describing Russia not Canada when you claim… “I can tell you one thing: If someone attacked government vehicles with eggs in Canada where I’ve lived for almost three decades, they’d be brutally pepper-sprayed, thrown to the ground and even shot if they resisted arrest.”