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Ukrainian-Belarusian-Lithuanian Battle of Grunewald: Battle of Nations edition presented at 18th Minsk International Book Fair

By Marat Gorevoy

The illustrated book is dedicated to the 600th anniversary of the victory of the united troops of the Polish Kingdom and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania over the Teutonic Order. It has been published in Ukrainian in Kiev, with support from the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry and the Belarusian Embassy to Ukraine. The book’s authors have endeavoured to objectively describe the Battle of Grunewald, proceeding from national concepts of this important historical event.

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Belarus, H.E. Mr. Roman Bezsmertnyi, notes that the research of the battle has created a book ‘of global import, which shall outlive us all’. “The edition has enabled us to again bend our knees before our forefathers, who provided us with life,” the diplomat stresses.

Kiev’s Baltia-Druk Publishing House has addressed Belarus’ Information Ministry, offering to translate Battle of Grunewald: Battle of Nations into Belarusian. The company is now searching for partners.

The Ambassador of Lithuania to Belarus, H.E. Mr. Edminas Bagdonas, has expressed his hope that the book will be released in Belarusian, noting that he will make every effort to realise this project.

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