“THE UKRAINIAN PART OF THE LAW ON INR NEEDS MORE OF MODERATION”
The Vice-Speaker of the Sejm of Poland said that “a certain clarification is possible in the Ukrainian part of the law”. It is reported by Upmp.news with reference to Polish Radio.
“Changes to amendments to the Law on the Institute of National Remembrance are possible; Mostly, the Ukrainian part needs some moderation,”- said Ryszard Terlecki, vice speaker of the Sejm of Poland, chairman of the governing party Law and Justice on Thursday, February 22.
On the air of the TVP Info TV channel, the Polish politician said: “It seems that the amendment to the Law on INR was correct, since the Polish state had not yet had the tools to prosecute such crimes and now it receives a certain tool, the theoretical possibility, to persecute those who lie about the Polish history”.
According to him, in the case of “the Ukrainian part of the law there may be some clarification.” “The Ukrainian part, to tell the truth, most needs moderation. The whole year the law had been under corrections because of the expansion of categories, the addition of words, the increase of legal confusion. It seemed that by the end of this correction the document would not be very sensitive, although this Ukrainian part is difficult for Ukrainians. But Ukraine has also adopted a similar law, although there is no question of the extent of punishment. And it is a crime that someone has doubted the merits of those who fought against the Communists but also committed crimes against the Poles (in 2015, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law, which recognized the UPA soldiers as fighters for the independence of Ukraine – ed.)”, – said Terletsky.
Let’s remind, the president of Poland Andrzej Duda has signed the updated Law on INR on February, 6th, and then has sent it for inspection to the Constitutional court. The president wants the judges to determine whether the provisions of the amendments to the Law on INR do not restrict freedom of speech and the question of the specifics of legal provisions.
Later, Andrzej Duda complained about the provisions of the updated law on INR, which used the turn of the “Ukrainian nationalists” and “Eastern Malopolska”.
Recall also that in a conversation with the weekly Sieci, Richard Terletsky said that “the law lay on the shelf throughout the year in connection with the Ukrainian, rather than Israeli issue.” “The Kukiz’15 movement, which constantly tries to exacerbate the amendments in the case of Ukraine, has consistently adopted it, not agreeing to any milder form,” he added.