Ukraine, Poland seek reconciliation over grisly history

  • 2006-05-17
  • By Jan Maksymiuk
RFE/RL - When Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko and his Polish counterpart Lech Kaczynski traveled together to the Polish village of Pawlokoma on May 13, they took another step toward coming to terms with their nations' common historical legacy. One of the darker stains of that legacy is represented by Pawlokoma, where ethnic Ukrainian inhabitants were killed by a Polish military group in 1945. The Ukrainian and Polish presidents attempted to come to terms with that tragedy by unveiling a memorial to the victims during the presidents' visit. Today, Pawlokoma is home to about 500 resid...
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