Poland has recently adopted a bill "On Amendments to the Act on the Institute of National Remembrance – Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation and a Number of Other Acts". Due to its controversial provisions, it was criticised by Israel, USA and Ukraine.
Current relations with Poland are rather strained, ruling party's line of policy and position of the president cause concerns.
Poland-Ukraine conflict mostly benefits our northern neighbours, but it is too early to make any definitive conclusions. There is an aggravation, but we would like to believe that this is not the "red line" in our relations, but rather – a negative episode to be dealt with and move forward. Also, Poland has other forces that believe that the situation must be turned in a different direction.
First conclusions on the so-called "Banderite" law should be made judging by its practical implementation, i.e., based on the number of instances of Ukrainian citizens' detention, public processes. Poland itself recognises that over a million of Ukrainian employees are a driving force in Polish economy. Therefore, it is unlikely that Poland will be biting the hand that feeds it.
Co-director of Foreign Policy and International Security Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Mykhailo PASHKOV