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    The Ukrainian parliament, Verkhovna Rada, condemned recognition of World War II killings of up to 60,000 Polish citizens by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) as genocide.

    KIEV (Sputnik) — The Ukrainian parliament, Verkhovna Rada, condemned on Thursday the decision by Polish lawmakers to recognize mass killings of Polish civilians by Ukrainian nationalists during the Second World war as genocide.

    Poland’s both houses of parliament, the Sejm and the Senate, have almost unanimously voted to recognize World War II killings of up to 60,000 Polish citizens by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) as genocide.

    "The Verkhovna Rada condemns one-sided actions by the Polish Senate and Sejm aimed at revision of positive results of cooperation achieved through constructive Ukrainian-Polish dialogues in the past decade," the parliament said in a statement.

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    Volyn Massacre, Verkhovna Rada, Poland, Ukraine
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