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Decisions of Ukraine put a question mark over the strategic partnership - Polish Foreign Ministry 11/10/2017 14:18:00. Total views 108. Views today — 0.

Poland's deputy foreign minister Bartosz Cichocki has criticized authorities in Ukraine for harming cross-border relations, Yevropeiska Pravda reports.

Speaking in parliament on Thursday evening, Bartosz Cichocki said that "Ukraine is making decisions that put a question mark over declarations of a strategic partnership" with Poland.

He also said there is "a deficit of decisions on the Ukrainian side conducive to dialogue on historical issues" between the two neighboring countries.

Cichocki on Thursday briefed Poland's MPs on the country's relations with its neighbors and on the Polish government's policy toward nations including Ukraine, Germany, Lithuania and Belarus.

He told that the Polish government must react "in a situation when some of our partners, and even allies, are making decisions that do not fit the definition of relations between allies, partners or neighbors".

One recent example, he said, was an "incomprehensible, shocking decision" by Ukrainian state officials to prevent a team of Poles from continuing their search for the remains of Polish victims of wartime crimes in Ukraine.

Cichocki also expressed concern about the statements of the head of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory Volodymyr Vyatrovych, who "in public statements recognizes the Bykivnia cemetery as illegal".

"We maintain constructive contact at various levels, including the supreme, presidential, where we try to clarify these issues", - he said.

As previously reported, against the backdrop of harsh statements by representatives of the Polish authorities against Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko initiated an emergency meeting of the advisory committee of the presidents of Ukraine and Poland.