Kyiv summons Polish ambassador after Ukrainian official denied entry into Poland

The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Polish Ambassador Jan Pieklo to a meeting after Poland denied entry to Svyatoslav Sheremet, Yevropeyska Pravda reports.

The ambassador was summoned to the Foreign Ministry following the incident which took place on the morning of November 18 on the Ukrainian-Polish border. On Saturday, the first Ukrainian from the “black list” initiated Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski was denied entry into Poland.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said that Poland was acting contrary to the agreements which were reached the day before.

“During the meeting it was noted that Sheremet’s ban on entry into Poland contradicts the logic of the constructive agreements of the co-chairpersons of the Consultation Committee of the Presidents of Ukraine and Poland, which were reached on November 17, 2017 in Krakow,” the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry explained.

Furthermore, the Foreign Ministry believes that Poland will lift the mentioned ban on entry: “We express hope that the bilateral agreements reached yesterday will immediately make it possible to resolve the unfortunate situation with Sheremet”.

Svatoslav Sheremet, Secretary of the Interdepartmental Commemorative Commission, was informed on the Polish border that he is banned from entering Poland and all other Schengen states for a period of one year.

In a comment on this ban, the Polish Foreign Minister confirmed the coming into force of the “black list” of Ukrainians, which was created as a result of a conflict on the interpretation of historical matters.

  Poland, Ukraine