Poland will veto a potential entry of Ukraine into the European Union, unless historical and minority rights issues are resolved. This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Witold Waszczykowski in an interview with the wPolityce outlet.
“Unfortunately, economic cooperation does not look good, and worst of all, of course, are historical issues. Our message is very clear: you won’t enter Europe with Bandera. We are talking about it loudly and quietly. We won’t repeat mistakes of the 1990s, when there were certain problems in relations with Germany and Lithuania. I mean the status of Polish minorities in these countries. With this experience, we will firmly demand from Ukraine that all matters be settled before Kiev stands in front of the Europe’s gate with a request for membership,” he said.
Waszczykowski noted that if these issues are not resolved, the situation that exists between Greece and Macedonia may arise. The latter can not join NATO and begin negotiations on membership in the EU because of Greece’s disagreement with the name of Macedonia.