As reported, on Jan. 26, the Polish Sejm adopted the bill submitted by the Kukiz'15 party setting a ban on promoting the so-called "Bandera ideology", with its historic roots stemming from Ukraine. The bill was backed by 279 Polish deputies. In total, 414 MPs out of 450 voted in the parliamentary hall. Only five deputies voted against the new legislation, another 130 parliamentarians abstained, and 45 MPs did not vote. The bill defines "the crimes of Ukrainian nationalists and Ukrainian units who collaborated with the III Reich", introducing a possibility of launching criminal probes against deniers of such crimes.
In the early hours of Feb. 1, the Polish Senate passed the draft law on the Institute of National Remembrance of Poland, which, among other things, provides for punishment for denying the crimes of Ukrainian nationalists (supporters of the so-called "Bandera ideology"). The vote took place at 3 a.m. Kyiv time. The bill was backed by 57 senators without amendments, while 23 were against it, and two more senators abstained.