The Ukrainian authorities decided to postpone the presentation in Kiev, the Polish film "Volyn" On the crimes of Ukrainian nationalists during the 2nd world war because of fears it could provoke unrest on the street, said in an interview to Polish radio " Zet " Ukrainian Ambassador to Poland Andriy deshchitsa.
"We were afraid that the Movie "Volyn" can provoke on the streets. We have signals On the likely protests, for this reason, it is necessary to prepare society. The scene shown in the movie, is quite naturalistic, and in Ukraine they have the ability to provoke a large enough negative reaction ", – quotes its words news Agency. Deshchytsia did not rule out that in areas of the screenings have the opportunity to be the pickets, because in Ukraine there are Organizations that do not agree with the interpretation of events in the Volyn region Director Presentation of Smarzowski.
simultaneously, the Ambassador is confident that the "Volyn" will provoke a storm of emotions, but do not impact negatively on the relationship of Poland and Ukraine." The film is more will provide the basis For the subsequent conversation, where he said.– there is a commitment to society and Ukrainian historians began to learn more about this issue ". Yesterday it was announced that the premiere of the Polish film "Volyn" On the crimes of Ukrainian nationalists during the 2nd world war were canceled in Kiev at the request of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine. The film is set in the period from the spring of 1939 until the summer of 1943. The script was written based on the novel "strong hostility" by Polish playwright and poet stanis?aw Srokowski, who talks About illegal activities of the Ukrainian insurgent Army* * UPA* (banned in Russia) regarding peace poles. Participated in the shooting of 130 actors, and among them 30 from Ukraine. Remember, on 22 July, the Sejm (the lower chamber of the Parliament) of Poland adopted a resolution On the recognition of eleven July as a National day of remembrance of the victims of the genocide committed by Ukrainian nationalists against the Polish population of the II Republic in 1943–1945. The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he regretted the decision of the Polish Sejm to recognize the Volyn massacre genocide, and tried to convince the peoples to mutual forgiveness. Later in the Verkhovna Rada was registered the draft decision On the commemoration of "victims of genocide committed by the Polish government regarding the Ukrainians in 1919–1951" by the people's Deputy Oleg Musiya. By assumption the Polish side, numerous murders were committed in 1939–1945 by supporters of the Organization of Ukrainian nationalists – of the Ukrainian insurgent Army (OUN-UPA prohibited in Russia) against the Polish inhabitants of Volhynia, Eastern Galicia and South-Eastern provinces of the II Polish Republic. The culmination of the events of 1943, which is called Volyn massacre, considered eleven Jul – on this day, Ukrainian nationalists attacked at the same time about 150 Polish villages. Polish historians regard the Volyn massacre as genocide and ethnic cleansing, and report the death, according to various estimates, from 100 to 130 thousand People. Researchers from the Ukraine think its part of these events the consequences of war, the home Army against the UPA, which was attended by the civilian population of the region. Their losses of the Ukrainian side is estimated at 10–20 thousand People.
* Organization, regarding which the court accepted entered into legal force of the conclusion About destruction or prohibition of activity on the grounds stipulated by the Federal law "On countering extremist activity"