October 11, 2011 at 12:00 am #364684
That said, these places do have shared history. I think it is ridiculous to say that Lviv's history is solely Ukrainian. It is under Ukrainian administration and there is no reason to change that, but its history is rich and varied. Same thing with Gdańsk, it has much German history and no one should deny that. It is the aggressive nationalist claims of "reclaiming lost land" are pretty much bullshit. That has always led to war and suffering.
As I already said, I do not deny that these region has a shared history – that's a common fact . I was mainly objecting to the article calling Ukrainians "invaders".