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Ceremony honors Kaczynksi, 95 others killed in 2010 plane crash

Ceremonies honoring former Polish President Lech Kaczynski, and 95 others, who died in a plane crash in 2010, were held in Warsaw and other Polish cities.
By Ed Adamczyk   |   April 14, 2014 at 2:51 PM   |   Comments

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WARSAW, Poland, April 14 (UPI) -- Warsaw, Poland, held ceremonies to mark the fourth anniversary of the plane crash in Russia that killed 95 people, including Polish President Lech Kaczynski and other government officials.

Remembrances were conducted in Warsaw, other Polish cities and in the city of Smolensk, where the accident occurred.

The Polish delegation was traveling to memorial ceremonies in Katyn, Russia, site of a massacre of Polish Army officers by the Soviet secret police in 1940. The plane crashed as it attempted to land at the Smolensk military airport.

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk participated in commemoration ceremonies at the Powazki cemetery in Warsaw where 28 of the victims are buried. The daughter of Kaczynski placed flowers at the tomb of her parents in Krakow, and delegations from Warsaw and Moscow laid wreaths at the Smolensk crash site.

Poland’s Law and Justice political party, which included Kaczynski, remains convinced the crash was an assassination attempt. Party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the Lech Kaczynski’s twin brother, said Poles “needed the truth” about the incident.

On Monday prosecutors ruled out the possibility of a bomb explosion aboard the plane. Technical failure and pilot error remained the suspected causes.

[Warsaw Voice]

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