The Polish Foreign Ministry said that Poles in Ukraine are discriminated against in terms of freedom of religion, access to education in their native language and freedom of speech.
This was stated замглавыby Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Shimon Shinkovsky, reports dziennik.
Accordingto Polish DeputyForeign Minister Shymon Shynkowski, » the situation of Poles in Ukraine is changing for the worse due to objective and subjective factors.»
One of the objective factors, according to the Polish Deputy Minister, is the socio-economic situation, which encourages people of Polish origin to leave Ukraine.
«Polish communities in Ukraine are shrinking at an alarming rate, especially among young people,» Shinkovsky said.
According to him, many of these young people go to Poland, where they receive a Polish Card, and then-Polish citizenship.
The second reason, according to him, is Covid. Ukraine ranks second in Europe in terms of Covid-related deaths, and this affects all population groups, including Poles living there.
Subjective factors of deterioration of the situation of Poles are, according to him, the language law, as well as the glorification of people associated with the genocide of Poles in 1943-1944 (meaning the glorification of the UPA-Ed.).
According to him, Poles are also affected by the lack of regulated relations between the state and the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine, because people of Polish origin, as a rule, profess this faith.
«It is not an exaggeration to say that Poles in Ukraine are discriminated against in terms of freedom of religion, access to education in their native language and freedom of speech,» Shinkovsky concluded.
Source: A country