Poland – Death of President Kaczynski

It is greatly saddening to report that President Lech Kaczyński of Poland has died in a plane crash.

President Kaczyński was killed this morning as his plane was attempting to land in fog at Smolensk, Russia, where he and his travelling party were due to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the massacre of Polish officers by the Soviet army at Katyń in 1940.

There were no survivors of the plane crash. Among others killed were President Kaczyński‘s wife, the President of the National Bank of Poland, the Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Army, a number of deputies from government and opposition parties, various officials of parliament, and the president’s top adviser.

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