The Verkhovna Rada endorsed a draft decree № 8603 about the commemoration at the state level, the 75th anniversary of the forced eviction of Ukrainians from Poland, particularly from the Lemko, Nadinia, Holm, southern Podlasie, Lubachevsky from Western Boiko in 1944-1951.
Online broadcast of the plenary meeting led the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.
“The process of deportation in 1944-1951 he was in the form of military operations against civilians, accompanied by gross violations of the rights and freedoms of man and citizen, a complete ban on the return to their native lands, seizure of property, uncontested consolidation of the settlements in the new place, which was forbidden to leave, the restriction of political, social, economic and cultural rights that led to the destruction of Ukrainian cultural and historical heritage, threatened the destruction of a number of ethnographic groups of the Ukrainian people”, – stated in the decree.
To honor the memory of the victims of forced deportation, the Supreme Council decided on 8 September 2019 note at state level the anniversary of the deportation of Ukrainians from Poland, particularly from the Lemko, Nadinia, Holm, southern Podlasie, Lubachevsky from Western Boiko in 1944-1951.
The President of Ukraine has recommended to declare 2019-th Year of remembrance of the deported Ukrainians from Poland.The government recommended within a month to set up an organizing Committee to develop and approve the action plan. The Ministry of education is to ensure that the schools events on this topic, as well as the examination of relevant historical events.
The state Committee for television and radio – show-themed television and radio broadcasts and to provide media coverage of events honoring the memory of Ukrainians – victims of forced eviction from Poland.
This decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption.
As previously reported, on February 1, 2018, the Polish Senate adopted without amendments the law on the Institute of national remembrance. It provided for criminal liability for the attribution of the Polish nation of participation in the crimes of Nazism, particularly the use of the designation “Polish death camps”. In response, Israel has accused the Polish government of denying the Holocaust.
In June 2018, the President of Poland Andrzej Duda signed amendments to the law on the Institute of national remembrance, which abolished the paragraph of the punishment of imprisonment for statements about Polish complicity in the crimes of the Nazis during the Second world war.
Article of the law envisaging criminal liability for denial of the Volyn tragedy and the promotion of “the ideology of Bandera”, remained in force.