Poland is in mourning for the President Lech Kachinsky

Funeral of Lech Kachinsky is planned on Saturday

In brief: One week-long mourning is announced in Poland. Also today is the mourning day in Russia, Ukraine and the EU.

The tragedy occurred on Saturday, April, 10, near to Smolensk had taken lives of 96 people: 8 members of the crew, the President of Poland Lech Kachinsky with his wife and 86 high representatives of the Polish government. Nobody is alive. Yesterday the President’s body was brought to the Presidential Palace. The mourning ceremony of the farewell is to be held tomorrow. Other victims’ bodies need identification.

Remind that on Saturday, April, 10, Polish President Lech Kachinsky with his wife and a number of high officials was going to Smolensk in order to take part in the ceremony on historical memorial of Katyn. The plane crashed possibly due to bad visibility through the mist. Now the reasons of the disaster are being under identification.

One week-long mourning is announced in Poland. Also today is the mourning day in Russia, Ukraine and the EU. The funeral is previously planned to be held on Saturday. But before all victims’ bodies have to be identified.

The Prime minister of Poland meantime has to organize the elections of the new President as soon as possible. Now president’s responsibilities are executed by the Marshal of the Sejm Bronislav Komorovsky.

Maria Velikanova
2010-04-12 10:16, Society.

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