A government commission investigating the 2010 Smolensk air disaster which killed Poland's presidential couple has notified the prosecution about the possibility of the incident having been a planned assassination attempt on President Lech Kaczynski, the commission's head, Antoni Macierewicz, told PAP on Monday.
The yellowing papers known as the Majchrzycka archive were secretly copied by Home Army soldier Jadwiga Majchrzycka and provide key evidence of the Soviet Union’s massacre of Polish officers at Katyń in 1940.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has compared some of the crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine to the mass murder of thousands of Polish officers by the Soviet NKVD during World War Two.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, paid homage on Easter Monday to the late presidential couple who had died in an air disaster near Smolensk, Russia, 13 years ago.
Russia is “trampling on the memory” of the victims of the Katyn Massacre by removing Polish flags from their cemetery, a Polish Foreign Ministry spokesman has claimed.
Attempts to remove a Polish flag from the Katyn Massacre memorial site in Russia are "absolutely unacceptable" and show "how far away Russia is today from civilisational standards," a Polish deputy foreign minister has said.
Poland has officially protested against the removal by the Russian authorities of Polish flags from the Katyn war cemetery, a presidential official has said.
Poland can claim compensation from Russia for the 1940 Katyn Massacre of over 20,000 Polish POWs by Soviet security forces, Poland's president said on Monday.
Activists from the western Russian city of Smolensk have petitioned the country's parliament, the Duma, to demolish a symbolic memorial site to the Katyn massacre and a cemetery for its victims, Russian daily Kommersant has reported.
Polish officials marked the 82nd anniversary of the massacre of Polish POWs by the Soviet secret police NKVD on Wednesday, with the Polish prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, urging for the crime of Katyn not to be forgotten.