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 Russia's Foreign Ministry representative comments on Poland's Defense Minister statement on Russia's role in Volyn tragedy: "Not funny"

Representative of Russian Foreign Ministry Mariya Zakharova has commented on the statement by Polish defense minister on Volyn tragedy.

As reported by Censor.NET, she wrote on her Facebook page.

"I would like to ask Warsaw a few questions:

"1. Was it the defense minister's personal stance or has he voiced an official position of Poland?

"2. Are there any historical events or natural phenomena that Russia should not be blamed for?

"3. Are there no concerns that by silently encouraging such chauvinist statements, Polish government is humbly spiraling from household Russophobia to stirring of national hatred?" Zakharova wrote.

Read more: Russia gave rise to tragic events in Volyn, - Polish defense minister

Later in comments under the post, Zakharova expressed her revolt with the fact that this statement was made by the head of the Defense Ministry.

"If it was an MP - whatever... But this, it's either he does not decide anything and is nominal on this post, or it's really not funny," she wrote.

As reported, Ukraine and Poland have disagreements over the tragic events in Volyn and Eastern Galicia in 1943-1944. In late 1990s, a joint commission of Polish and Ukrainian historians was set up to study the events. The commission revealed the presence of obvious discrepancies in the interpretation of the events by certain Polish and Ukrainian historians. Ukrainian researchers note that the Volyn tragedy was a consequence of the war between the Armia Krajowa (Poland's Home Army) and the UPA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army), where civilian population was also involved. Apart from this, the Polish side is said to have also resorted to repression against Ukrainian civilians, with the number of victims ranging between 10,000 and 20,000 persons.






 
 
 
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