Polish Senate approves changes to the Law on the Institute of National Remembrance

The changes to the Law on the institute of National Remembrance adopted by the Sejm have been approved by the Polish Senate. 76 senators voted in favor of the changes, one was against, one senator abstained, Polish radio reports.

The Senate abolished a clause that assumed criminal responsibility for attributing Nazi crimes to Poland. "These regulations came into effect on March and gave rise to disputes, particularly with Israel, the United States and Ukraine,” the statement reads.

Polish President Andrzej Duda who is visiting Latvia, signed the updated law.

Earlier, the Head of the Institute of National Remembrance of Ukraine, Volodymyr Viatrovych stated that the adopted changes do not apply to the “Ukrainian Articles” regarding the so-called Bandera ideology.

  Institute of National Remembrance, Poland, Ukraine