Polish Newspaper article dated 2010 about agreement between Kaczynski and Putin for the ceremony at Katyn, I have roughly translated it using Google. I knowJul 29, 2012 1 of 1View Source
Polish Newspaper article dated 2010 about agreement between Kaczynski and Putin for the ceremony at Katyn, I have roughly translated it using Google. I know this is old news, but it helps to understand the thinking of people and we all know of the events that followed and the plane crash. In the original Polish link below, there are many other articles about Katyn. If this helps in research, then it is good.
The consent of the graves of Katyn
Pawel Wronski, Marcin Wojciechowski
2010-03-05, last updated 2010-03-05 0:05
The exhumation at Katyn in 1943
The exhumation at Katyn in 1943
First, homage to the murdered Polish officers give up Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Vladimir Putin. Three days later he arrives at the Katyn forest President Lech Kaczynski. To avoid political discord over the graves of the victims, gave way, each party
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New exhibition at Katyn
Memorial calls for the declassification of documents ws. Katyn investigation
The President and the Prime Minister did not meet in the Katyn
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Katyn - a place of reconciliation
Russian communists misrepresent Katyn
Katyn - the case of truce
We managed to resolve the ongoing dispute between February Prime Minister - the president over who will represent Poland at the 70th anniversary of the shooting of Polish officers by the NKVD. He said this on Wednesday night the head of the Prime Minister Thomas Arabic.
- I am glad that there has been a calming media hype. We did not want to over the grave of our fathers done something that cast a shadow over the ceremony - said Andrzej Skąpski yesterday, the chairman of the Federation of Katyn Families.
7 April in Katyn meet Tusk and Putin. Never before has such an important Russian politician has decided to make such a gesture. The Prime Ministers will submit the Orthodox Cross flowers to the victims of Stalinist repression, and in the cemetery will pay tribute to the murdered Poles in 1940. The ceremony will be attended by representatives of the Katyn Families and representatives of arts and culture.
In Smolensk will meet the Group for Difficult Affairs, which direct the former head of the Polish Foreign Minister Adam Rotfeld and Anatoly D. Torkunov from the Russian side. Conclusions will present premieres of his works, including on Katyn. Poland is very dependent on the declassification of documents Katyn investigation ended in 2005
An appeal to President Dmitry Medvedev on the matter is today publishing the "New Gaza," the Russian association fighting for the commemoration of Memorial Stalinist crimes.
- Do not want to make any expectations that he was not a profession - cools prof. Rotfeld. - I step Prime Minister Putin is not only important but also very brave. First of all, the vast majority of Russian society finds out what happened in Katyn.
Medvedev calls on the Memorial to take part in the celebrations, at least publicly spoke about the Katyn massacre. The Polish diplomatic sources, we know that ministers Lech Kaczynski in Moscow probing the possibility of meeting the two presidents in the Katyn massacre, but the environment Medvedev has expressed interest.
President Kaczynski will arrive in Katyn 10 April - the main event organized by the Polish Council of Monuments to Struggle and Martyrdom. He will take part in them several thousand representatives of Katyn Families.
This division of roles was preceded by weeks short circuits. February 3 Putin invited Tusk to Katyn, but it became complicated when several days later, Kaczynski announced that it goes to the ceremony. Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski suggested that the president resigned, as it participated in the celebration of the officers who were murdered in Kharkov and Mednoye and in the May celebrations of Victory Day in Moscow. Office of the President replied that the head of state will head the Polish delegation.
As he learns the "News", a week ago there was a breakthrough. The government has proposed the division of roles. Kaczynski invited Rotfeld and long conversation with him. He said he does not want the graves of Polish officers there were diplomatic and political discord. According to our sources, concluded a gentlemen's agreement - that the ceremony will not be used to mutual attacks.
The concession also went to Putin - has agreed to speed up the visit to the Katyn forest. Unofficially, we know that one of the reasons was to avoid a meeting with Kaczynski regarded in Moscow as anti-Russian policy. - I can only express my satisfaction that the Russian side welcomed our proposal - told us the deputy head of the MFA Andrzej Kremer.
Source: Gazeta Wyborcza
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