Police negotiators managed to remove the man who, on Saturday, around 11 a.m. had climbed the Smolensk monument on Warsaw's Pilsudskiego Square and reportedly threatened to blow himself up.
Large numbers of police, including counter-terrorists and negotiators, have been mobilised to Pilsudskiego Square in the Polish capital, where the man climbed the monument to Smolensk 2010 air disaster, a police spokesperson has told PAP.
Poland may apply the “principle of reciprocity” and close Russian diplomatic buildings following the closure of the Polish consulate in Smolensk, an advisor to the Polish president has said
The closure of the Polish consulate in the Russian city of Smolensk was in retaliation for the seizure by the Polish authorities of property in Poland illegally occupied by Russia, the Polish ambassador to Moscow has said.
The Russian authorities announced on Friday the closure of the Consular Agency of the Republic of Poland in Smolensk.
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Antoni Macierewicz, head of a government commission investigating the 2010 Smolensk air disaster which killed Poland's presidential couple, said on Sunday that the commission will notify the prosecution about the possibility of the incident having been a planned assassination attempt on President Lech Kaczynski.
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.
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