The National Memory Institute has drawn up a roadmap for historic dialogue with Poland – Drobovich
The Ukrainian Institute for National Memory is ready to cooperate with the Polish Institute to resolve controversial historical problems and reconciliation.
This was stated by UINP President Anton Drobovich during an online discussion, “How does the historical past become an ideological present?” Reports the correspondent for Ukrinform.
“We have a concept, it’s quite simple. We even have a concrete package proposal, a roadmap on how to extend cooperation. It is made up of two blocks, one block being our common Ukrainian-Polish affairs, complex and requiring high-quality dialogue. This applies to questions of mutual understanding between societies, as well as tombs, monuments, monuments, etc. very specific. And the second block is opposition and resistance to aggressive interventions in our historical memory, in fact it is external resistance, “said Drobovich.
At the same time, he added that for the large-scale implementation of the program in action, certain steps are necessary to meet, because “we do not have confidence in all issues, including institutional confidence “.
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Drobovich also said that these issues were discussed with the Polish ambassador to Ukraine Bartosz Tsihotsky.
“We met, discussed these areas. We have shown what steps Ukraine has already taken, notably President Zelensky and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. And we asked for counter steps that would be signals for us. We have received the promise that these steps will be completed in the near future, or at least we will see positive signals. As soon as this is done, we are ready to launch this concept on all cooperation projects, “said the president of the UIPS, adding that the expected steps are” very concrete and very simple, which can be solved even at the level of individual citizens ”.
“But we see that it causes difficulties on the Polish side. It slows down the dialogue a bit, ”he said.
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Drobovich also says that in fulfilling its obligations, “Ukraine has a more positive balance”.
“We are ready to negotiate, but exclusively on a joint basis. We cannot afford to negotiate in a situation where one of us will be in a position of strength, ”he concluded.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru