Poland gets note from Ukraine over image of Lviv on passports

Poland gets note from Ukraine over image of Lviv on passports

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The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has handed a note to Polish Ambassador to Ukraine Jan Pieklo over the intention of the Polish side to place an image of Lviv on the pages of a new Polish passport, according to a statement posted on the ministry's website.

"On August 7, 2017, Polish Ambassador to Ukraine Jan Pieklo was invited to the Foreign Ministry and handed a note expressing a decisive protest over the intentions of the Ministry of the Interior and Administration of the Republic of Poland to place on the pages of a new Polish passport an image of a rotunda chapel located on the territory of the Polish military burial site at the Lychakiv cemetery in the city of Lviv," reads the statement.

According to the ministry, Ukraine sees such intentions as an unfriendly step that affects the development of strategic partnership between Poland and Ukraine.

"The assessment of historical events is an affair of historians. Ukraine opposes the politicization of some historical facts that would harm the development of mutually beneficial strategic partnership between Ukraine and Poland," reads the statement.

Earlier, the Polish Ministry of the Interior and Administration stated that a picture of the Orlat Cemetery would be placed on one page of a new Polish passport that will be issued from 2018. This historical monument is located at the Lychakiv cemetery in Lviv.

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