In Lvov Ukrainian Nationalists Set Fire to a Polish Bus

Translated by Ollie Richardson


In Lvov local radicals set fire to a Polish bus. This was reported by the deputy of the City Council Igor Zinkevych on his page on Facebook.

The incident occurred during the night of March 31st near the Stryi bus station. According to the parliamentarian, red-black leaflets were pasted on the bus.

Zinkevych noted that as a result of the incident nobody was injured, and firefighters and an operational-investigations group of the police arrived to the scene, then the fire was put out.

“In my opinion, such actions committed by unknown persons create only deterioration in Polish-Ukrainian relations,” concluded Zinkevych.

Recently disagreements between Ukraine and Poland escalated against the background of matters of historical memory. Warsaw condemns the position of Kiev on glorifying the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists – Ukrainian Insurgent Army (OUN-UPA) and also criticise regular acts of vandalism in relation to Polish places of memory on the territory of Ukraine.

Earlier this year Poland adopted a law providing criminal liability for denying the crimes committed by Ukrainian nationalists against Poles during World War II.

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