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Polish Tragedy in Smolensk

Poland mourns the loss of president and country officials

On the 10th of April 2010 the presidential plane crashed while attempting to land in Smolensk, Russia, killing 96 people including the Polish president, Lech Kaczyński, and his wife, Maria Kaczyńska, senior country officials, MPs, the military chiefs and priests. The purpose of the visit in Russia was the 70th anniversary of the Katyń massacre of 20,000 Polish officers and intellectuals by Soviet forces during WWII.

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the families of the victims of this terrible crash and to all Polish nationals at home and abroad grieving for the loss of lives and talent. We all unite in mourning – my thoughts are with you.

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