Heads of Ukrainian and Polish secret services commemorate Heavenly Hundred Heroes and victims of Stalin repressions
The Heads of the Security Service of Ukraine and the Internal Security Agency of Poland commemorated the Heavenly Hundred Heroes and the victims of Stalin repressions in Bykivnia in Kyiv.
Vasyl Hrytsak and Piotr Pogonovskyi laid flowers to the memorials and held a minute of silence in the honor of the Heroes and victims of the totalitarian regime. Among tens of thousands of buried in Bykivnia there are lots of Polish officers and civilians from western regions of Ukraine.
The SBU Head mentioned the importance of finding the historical truth no matter how bitter it is. “We declassify the archives of Soviet state security bodies where each page is an intention to crush the freedom spirit of Ukrainian, Polish, Crimean Tatar, Jewish and other nations, turn them into humble acolytes of their imperial ambitions”, - Vasyl Hrytsak said. In accordance with his words, the Heavenly Hundred Heroes gave their lives so that totalitarianism of the 21st century would not return to Ukraine and Europe.
Vasyl Hrytsak hopes that the Declaration of Memory and Solidarity between Ukraine and Poland recently approved by the parliaments of the countries will put the historical events in perspective and will not let Russia use tragic pages of our history in its hybrid war.
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