Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Saturday he was outraged to learn of an anti-Polish slogan written in the Ukrainian village of Huta Pieniacka, where many Poles perished at the hands of Ukrainian nationalists during World War II.
Poland's ruling party Law and Justice leader told participants of a meeting of Catholic broadcasters Radio Maryja and TV Trwam, in Toruń, northern Poland, on Saturday that it was the obligation of Poles to honour Ukrainians who saved Poles during the Volhynia Massacre.
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES: Between 1943 and 1945, units of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army killed up to 100,000 Poles in Wołyń and eastern Galicia, former Polish territories now in western Ukraine. At its height, the butchery saw as many as 8,000, including women, children and the elderly, murdered in just one day. It remains one of the darkest chapters in the two nations' histories.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter on Thursday that Poland owes remembrance to Poles who were murdered in Huta Pieniacka (today western Ukraine) by Ukrainians from the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), a Nazi SS division and other barbaric units.