“WAR AND PEACE,” OR “UKRAINIANS – POLES: BROTHERS / ENEMIES, NEIGHBORS”
“I agree with the statement made by Mrs. Larisa in an interview about the need for the existence of the Polish-Ukrainian media space, where such things can be quietly and professionally spoken about.” – The First Vice-President of the Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce Oleg Dubish. It is reported by Upmp.news with athe reference to the official blog.
In the free minutes of the first day of the New 2018, I saw a very interesting video – the interview of the editor-in-chief of the newspaper “The Day” Larysa Ivshyna on the Internet channel UKRLIFE.TV from 27.12.2017.
I read the newspaper Day for a long time, I collect her books, honor life position and educational activities of Mrs. Larissa. And I consider the book “WAR AND THE WORLD,” or “Ukrainians-Poles: Brothers / Enemies, Neighbors” published under Larissa`s editorial in Ukrainian and Polish in the distant 2004 an obligatory “must read” for anyone somehow interested in bilateral relations and not only. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dhDrA6y4hE
I drew attention to the fact that this time in the interview at the end of 2017 there was rather large “Polish block”. Understanding and sharing Mrs. Larissi’s certain irritation with historical ignorance including the Polish direction, I would still like to note that in the current political situation in Poland, the figure of Pilsudski (or even some aspects of his policy) in the context of today’s relations with Ukraine is not the worst option of possible symbols of cooperation and partnership. Despite there character of “difficult brotherhood”.
And do not forget about Dmovsky (((Of course Giedroits, as a symbol, is super cool! But we know that “politics is an art of possible.” Due to “The Day” newspaper, I discovered the figure of Henrik Yuzevsky. Despite “the Socal border” (which, from the Polish point of view, can also be explained – for example, activities and potentials (political assassinations / terror) of the OUN in my native Galicia, etc.) and other things, the work of this colleague Pilsudski in his native for Mrs. Larisa Volyn also contains many unifying / positive symbols.
But the historical scale, the authority of the above-mentioned figures in today’s Poland are incommensurable. In today realities, especially taking into account the hybrid war with Russia, which skillfully stirs the historical discord between PL-UA, as for me, partner relations with Poland are of existential significance for Ukraine. And for this, positive, unifying, significant historical events and authoritative figures of a corresponding scale are extremely important. I fully agree with the statement made by Mrs. Larisa in an interview about the need for the existence of the Polish-Ukrainian media space, where such things can be quietly and professionally spoken, and not by the principle “You`re the fool, not me!” (((Thanks again for the interesting conversation. Best wishes in the New Year 2018!