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 Sejm of Poland declares July 11 National day of Volhynia genocide victims remembrance

The lower house of the Polish parliament (Sejm) has passed a resolution that names the killings of Poles in Volhynia committed by the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) between 1943 and 1945 a genocide.

Censor.NET reports citing TASS.

The draft resolution was supported by 432 lawmakers, none of them voted against, 10 abstained.

The resolution declares July 11 Day of remembrance of those who fell victim to 'the genocide' committed by OUN-UPA, SS Galicia and other Ukrainian nationalist organizations in 1943-1945.

Read more: Leader of Poland's ruling party Kaczynski called Volyn tragedy genocide

The document names Poles, Jews, Armenians, Czechs and other peoples victims of the tragedy, 'including some Ukrainians that were trying to help the victims.'

The Sejm noted that 'reprisal Polish activities against Ukrainian villages that claimed lives of civilians' also took place.

Polish parliament expressed its solidarity with Ukraine in its fight with external aggression, but noted that only complete historical justice is the road to unity and mutual forgiveness.

See more: Ukraine's president honors memory of Volyn tragedy victims in Warsaw. PHOTOS
 
 
 
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