Duda Paid Tribute to Soldiers of Ukrainian People's Republic Died Fighting Bolsheviks

Tuesday, 15 August 2023

President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, honoured the memory of the warriors of the Ukrainian National Republic (UNR) who perished in battles against the Bolsheviks on August 14.

On August 14, President Andrzej Duda paid tribute to those who died in battles against the Red Army, warriors of the Ukrainian National Republic, at an Orthodox cemetery in the Warsaw district of Wola.

Duda laid a wreath at the monument to the fallen UNR soldiers.

On August 14, Poland celebrated the 103rd anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw.

From August 13 to 15, 1920, in the vicinity of Warsaw, the decisive battle of the Polish-Bolshevik war took place, known as the Miracle on the Vistula. Alongside Polish troops, the warriors of the UNR inflicted a devastating defeat on the Red Army.

This battle determined the preservation of Poland's independence and halted the spread of the Bolshevik revolution to Western Europe.

In July, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Polish President Andrzej Duda visited Lutsk to jointly honour the victims of the Volyn Tragedy.

The heads of the Ministries of Culture of Poland and Ukraine – Piotr Gliński and Oleksandr Tkachenko – jointly paid tribute to the memory of "all innocent victims of the Volyn Tragedy" on its 80th anniversary.

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