UKRAINIAN-POLISH CENTURY-LONG CO-OPERATION: FROM THE 1920 WARSAW AGREEMENT TO STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP OF THE TWO STATES

  • V. Matviyenko Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • M.S. Doroshko Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • V. Balіuk Maria Curie-Skłodowska University

Abstract

The article analyzes the main stages of forming partnership relations between Ukraine and Poland, clarifies historical and political prerequisites of the Ukrainian-Polish dialogue, the role of geopolitical factors in the formation of allied relations in 1919-20, the reasons of inability to implement the 1920 Treaty of Warsaw. It has been proved that the concept of Polish-Ukrainian national reconciliation of Jerzy Giedroyc and the understanding of the intellectual elite of the two peoples became a significant ideological basis for forming a strategic partnership between Ukraine and Poland. It is determined that historical issues are the main obstacle to deepening strategic partnership relations. A mechanism for resolving controversial issues of the Ukrainian-Polish conflict past based on intercultural dialogue, is proposed.
Key words: Ukrainian-Polish relations, Treaty of Warsaw, strategic partnership, historical issues, understanding.

Author Biographies

V. Matviyenko , Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Doctor of Histoical Science, Professor, Head of Department of International Organizations and Diplomatic Service

M.S. Doroshko, Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv


Doctor of Histoical Science, Professor, Head of Department of International Regions Studies 

V. Balіuk , Maria Curie-Skłodowska University


Doctor Hab., Professor


Published
2021-07-09