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Poroshenko to attend history lecture about World War II delivered by Komorowski on Westerplatte

It was announced that President Petro Poroshenko would come to the celebrations in Gdansk on May 7-8. Except for the European leaders, among the guests there will be such famous historians as Timothy Snyder, Yuri Afanasiev, and Norman Davies.

Poroshenko to attend history lecture about World War II delivered by Komorowski on Westerplatte

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will meet with his counterparts from Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, and Romania, who will participate in the Polish celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, which will be held in Gdansk, Joinfo.ua reports referring to Polskie Radio.

According to the Office of the President of Poland, the heads of the parliaments of Spain and Latvia, Slovakia's Prime Minister, the former German President Horst Koehler, Deputy Chairman of the Hungarian Parliament and Minister of Defence of France also confirmed their participation in the celebrations.

UN Secretary-General and President of the European Council announced their presence too.

Celebrations will begin at the European Center of Solidarity with historical debates titled "Legacy of World War II for the last 70 years."

The discussion will be attended by well-known historians, in particular, Timothy Snyder, Yuri Afanasiev, and Norman Davis. After the discussion of the historians, there will be held a political part called "European integration. The lesson of World War II and its contemporary significance," which will be delivered by Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski.

After the discussion, the participants will take part in the celebrations on the Westerplatte.

All events will be held over two days – May 7 and 8.