July 11th, 2019
Having laid a wreath at the Volhynia Massacre memorial in Warsaw on the National Day of Remembrance of the massacre of Poles by Ukrainian nationalists during WWII, President Andrzej Duda said that Poland wanted Polish-Ukrainian relations to be best possible. "The Ukrainian side should permit the exhumations, which are necessary to mark the graves, so that the descendants (of victims) can know the places, where they can go to light a candle. And this is the condition under which the massacre could be commemorated in Volhynia," the president said. "Last year, I paid homage to the victims in Volhynia, where once there were Polish villages and towns, where people were murdered, and where nearly nothing has been left after these terrible developments. That is why last year a wreath was laid simply on a field, where once there were Polish farms," the head of state recalled.