• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland



  • 13 April 2010

    Presidential Plane Crash

    It is with the deepest sense of grief that we learned, in the morning hours of April 10th 2010, about one of the most terrible tragedies in the history of Poland. On the way to the commemoration ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Katyń Massacre the President of the Republic of Poland Lech Kaczynski was killed in a plane crash along with the First Lady Maria Kaczyńska, many senior state officials, members of the Polish delegation and the plane crew. A week of national mourning was declared by the Speaker of the Sejm Bronisław Komorowski.

    The victims of the plane crash include eminent members of the Polish foreign service: Andrzej Kremer, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Mariusz Handzlik, Undersecretary of State in the Chancellery of the President of Poland; Stanisław Jerzy Komorowski, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of National Defence; Mariusz Kazana, Director of Diplomatic Protocol.

    We would like to offer our deepest sympathies to friends and families of the victims.

    Mourning mass for the victims of the plane crash celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels, Friday, April 16th.


    Mourning in Brussels

    Tribute to the victims of the presidential plane crash. See the photogallery

    Exhibition "Katyn. Massacre. Politics. Morality."

    On April 13 the opening of the exhibition „Katyn. Massacre. Politics. Morality." took place in the European Parliament in Brussels. It was occasion to pay the tribute for all those who died in the catastrophe of the presidential plane. The exhibition was organised by the Secretary of the Council for the Preservation of Homage to Armed Struggle and Martyrdom in Warsaw Andrzej Przewoźnik who died in the plane crash and Member of the European Parliament Bogusław Sonik, and is held under the honorary auspices of the President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek.

    Speech of Ambassador Jan Tombiński on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition „Katyn. Massacre. Politics. Morality."

    The prayer service at N. D. de la Chapelle church in Brussels for the President Lech Kaczyński, His Wife Maria Kaczyńska and other victims of the plane crash, 11 April, 4.30 p.m.

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