Poland has been a good neighbor to Ukraine. Warsaw has been one of Kyiv’s chief supporters in the European Union, and a staunch supporter of Ukraine as it faces Russian aggression in the Donbas.
But past conflicts between Poland and Ukraine cast a shadow on their present cooperation – Poland’s ruling party is displeased with Ukraine’s present glorification of its Insurgent Army and nationalist leader Stepan Bandera. Many in Poland consider them to have been terrorists, responsible for the mass murder of Poles.
Ukrainians, in return, present such a view, seeing it as a foreign interpretation of the country’s history.