Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania are set to publish a joint declaration on Soviet invasion to Poland on September 17th, 1939.
The initiative belongs to the Chairman of Ukraine's Parliament Andriy Parubiy. On August, 31, during his meeting with Marek Kuchciński, the Marshal of the Sejm in Poland, the representatives of both countries claimed two imperialistic regimes of USSR and Nazi Germany unleashed the war in Europe killing thousands of Ukrainians, Poles, and Lithuanians.
Ukraine side promised to evaluate the scale of the Volyn' tragedy, previously recognised as genocide. In July the Polish Sejm adopted a resolution setting July 11th as the National Day of Remembrance for victims of the massacre. According to the text of the document, "citizens of the Second Republic were brutally murdered by Ukrainian nationalists".
Parubiy stressed both Poland and Ukraine are willing to launch a joint evaluation of the contradictory historical events in order to avoid any further discordances.
Andriy Parubiy, Chairman of Ukrainian Parliament, said:
"Mr Marek Kuchciński strongly supported me in my initiative to adopt a joint resolution. Tomorrow I am set to meet with my Lithuanian colleague who is anticipated to join us. The unity of three countries must help withstand new threats, as well as overcome some minor contradictions in historical interpretation. "