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Obama to attend Kaczynski funeral

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will attend the state funeral of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and first lady Maria Kaczynska, the White House said Tuesday.

Obama will travel to Poland Saturday, and the funeral for the Polish first couple is Sunday. They were among the 96 people who died in an airplane crashed near Smolensk, Russia, during the weekend.

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"The president will travel to Krakow to express the depth of our condolences to an important and trusted ally and our support for the Polish people, on behalf of the American people," the White House press office said in a statement.

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