Kyiv and Warsaw agree to reduce ‘black list’ of Ukrainians banned from entering Poland

Ukraine and Poland have agreed to optimize the list of Ukrainians who are banned from entering Poland. This was announced by Konstantin Eliseev, deputy head of Ukraine’s Presidential Administration, after a meeting with Krzysztof Szczerski, head of the Chancellery of the President of Poland, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

“We agreed to work together to optimize it. This will mean a significant reduction, because, in our opinion, historians and representatives of civil society should not suffer from this,” Eliseev said in a broadcast of ICTV on Sunday evening.

Journalists clarified that the list includes “not only radicals, but also historians, state officials and public figures”.

As reported, Poland has created a list of banned Ukrainians with “anti-Polish stances”. It includes officials “who, at an administrative level, for political motives, do not allow the exhumation and restoration of Polish memorial sites to continue”.

On November 18, Polish border guards denied entry to the first Ukrainian from the “black list” - Svyatoslav Sheremet, secretary of the State Interdepartmental Commemorative Commission for ATO participants, and victims of war and political repression.

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