• September 9, 2011
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Č. Juršėnas: Poland would be worse without Lithuania

“I think it was Poland would be worse without Lithuania , because who else but Poland, Lithuania could tell about the real situation of Polish Lithuanians,” – said in today’s “political Salon” Radio “Znad Neris” Vice Seimas Ceslovas Juršėnas. In this way Juršėnas referred to the words of the President of Polish Bronisław Komorowski, who on Thursday in an interview with radio station TOK FM, said that “without Lithuania, in the political sense, Poland could exist – Lithuania without Polish – worse.”

“I have the impression that Polish officials did not know what is happening in Poland. And if I even added that he does not know history … are mentioned here for trouble, after all, we were oppressed. For Poles from Vilnius, who wanted to create autonomy Vilnius, by Żeligowski and Piłsudski (…)” – Juršėnas remarked, commenting on the statement of the Polish president, which received wide coverage in the Lithuanian media.

Vice-Chairman of the Seimas of Lithuania coincidence that he used the word “oppression” as that term is used Lithuanian portal Delfi, who commenting on the statement Komorowski for Radio TOK FM, wrote that “(Komorowski) also noted that Poland has long had to push Lithuania because of her minority living in Polish “(” jis TAIP pažymėjo pat, kad Lenkijai gerokai anksčiau reikėjo spausti Lietuva tautinės mažumos del sulfide “).

Meanwhile, in the original statement Bronisław Komorowski was: “It’s a mistake Polish during these twenty years was of no problem, as it turned out for the Poles, in Poland, extremely important, what is the problem of the Polish minority.”

In the broadcast, “Living political” Radio “Znad Wili” Ceslovas Juršėnas responded to statements critical of the head of Polish diplomacy Radosław Sikorski. Sikorski, speaking of the 20th anniversary of Polish-Lithuanian relations, said that during this period showed Lithuania Poland friendly gestures, while Lithuania none.

“The Treaty, in whose creation I was involved, and I know how much was created mutual concessions, including on the part of Lithuania. It is strange that the minister does not remember” – said vice-chairman of the Lithuanian parliament. At the same time he admitted that in the context of the Polish minority in Lithuania and the Lithuanian minority in Poland still has many unresolved issues.

In today’s interview Juršėnas unexpectedly stated that “the Polish name of Vilnius is more than enough.” “There are graves and tombstones, monuments and are streets, squares, boards” – he added, noting that in terms of comparison with names in other languages.

Based on the Radio “Znad Neris” DELFI.lt


Tłumaczenie Michał Sadowski w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu Translated by Michał Sadowski within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu

Korekta Agnieszka Hippe w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu Corrected by Agnieszka Hippe, as a part of vocational training in the European Foundation of Human Rights,  www.efhr.eu

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