Poland's main legislative chamber, the Sejm, at its meeting on Friday refused to call the Volyn tragedy - Polish-Ukrainian conflict – as "genocide" of the Poles.
Representative of the Civic Platform Party Robert Tyszkiewicz, which represented a compromise version of the Volyn tragedy case, said that the commission has decided to abandon the establishment of Memorial Day because in reality Polish residents suffered not only in Volyn. He recalled that many Poles suffered from the Soviet Union, which attacked Poland on September 17, 1939. Before voting, foreign minister of Poland Radoslaw Sikorski spoke before the deputies of the Sejm, and urged them "not to escalate the position in the Volyn tragedy”, recalling that five years ago, the Polish Parliament recognized the events as "ethnic cleansing". He noted that since that time in fact, nothing has changed and noted that "the more acute wording" adversely affects the prospects of Ukraine's European integration.
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