British national daily The Times on Monday ran a commentary on the recent removal by Russian nationalists of a plaque commemorating 6,000 Polish officer POWs murdered in 1940 by the Soviet NKVD security police in Tver, a city some 180 km north-west of Moscow.
Described as being a “landmark document”, the Belarusian list which includes the names of 3,870 Poles is considered to be one of the most important sought after documents regarding the Katyn massacre.
President Andrzej Duda, PM Mateusz Morawiecki and US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher on Monday paid homage to the victims of the 1940 Katyn Forest Massacre, in which Soviet secret police executed 22,000 Polish officers, policemen and administrative staff.
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Smolensk plane crash that killed 96 people including the Polish president, central bank chief and military commanders. TFN’s Stuart Dowell looks back at the horrific events of April 10th 2010.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday that it had expressed 'full readiness' to co-organise the Polish delegation's official visit to Smolensk and Katyn on April 10 to commemorate the 2010 Smolensk air disaster.
Russia is working to meet Poland's request for help in organising an official visit to Smolensk and Katyn on April 10 to commemorate the 2010 Smolensk air disaster and the 1940 Katyn Forest Massacre, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday.
The Senate on Thursday adopted a resolution marking the 10th anniversary of the 2010 Smolensk Air Disaster, which killed Poland's president, first lady, and over 80 top state and military officials.
The 1940 Katyn Forest Massacre in which the Soviets mass-executed over 20,000 Polish POWs was the biggest Soviet crime during World War Two, the Spanish daily El Espanol wrote on Tuesday in connection with the incident's 80th anniversary.
A new project launched on the anniversary today by the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, called Katyń Pro Memoria, shows the harrowing details.
Polish Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elzbieta Witek ended her visit to the United States on Wednesday as she met the Polish diaspora and laid flowers at a Katyn memorial in Jersey City.