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Poland urges Ukraine to investigate WWII massacre monument destruction

Poland's Foreign Ministry called on Ukrainian authorities to carry out an immediate investigation into the destruction of the monument to Poles murdered in western Lviv region during WWII, and punish the perpetrators
Poland urges Ukraine to investigate WWII massacre monument destruction

“The Polish embassy in Kyiv handed a note of protest to the Ukrainian side on 10 January. It is stressed in the note that such attacks and incidents should be investigated and punished, as they pose a threat to the Polish-Ukrainian relations,” – said in a statement, Joinfo.com reports.

A monument to the victims of a World War II massacre in a western Ukrainian village of Huta Pieniacka, Lviv region, has been destroyed by vandals.

The authorities of Huta Pieniacka said this act of vandalism was directed both against the Poles and the Ukrainians, and suggested to hold a joint ceremony on 27-28 February to pay tribute to the victims of Huta Pieniacka.

In addition, it is noted that the Polish consulate in Lviv is in contact with local authorities, who informed the immediate convening of a special operative team in this case. It includes police officers, government officials and consulate representatives.

Ukrainian ambassador to Poland Andriy Deshchytsia condemned the desecration of the monument.