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    Polish lower house of parliament approved by 432 votes a resolution Friday recognizing July 11 National Remembrance Day of a 1943-45 genocide committed by Ukrainian nationalists.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Lawmakers in the Polish lower house of parliament adopted a resolution Friday recognizing July 11 National Remembrance Day of a 1943-45 genocide committed by Ukrainian nationalists.

    The resolution generated support from 432 parliament members against 10 abstentions in a vote broadcast by Poland’s TVN24 news channel.

    Poland believes that the Ukrainian Insurgent Army nationalists committed genocide against Polish citizens of the Second Republic of Poland in 1939-1945. The violence culminated on July 11, 1943 — the so-called Volyn Massacre — when some 150 Polish settlements were attacked by the Ukrainians.

    The Polish Senate, the parliament’s upper house, adopted the same resolution on July 8.


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