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December 6, 2021

Polish nationalists rally on Smolensk air crash anniversary

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Around 1,000 supporters of Poland’s right-wing nationalists rallied in Warsaw on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the Smolensk air crash that killed president Lech Kaczynski, focus news reports.President Bronislaw Komorowski has taken part in events marking the second anniversary of the 2010 Smolensk air disaster, which killed the then president Lech Kaczynski and 95 others, thenews.pl informs.Earlier this morning, at 8.41 am – the precise time of the crash two years ago – Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Mayor of Warsaw Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz took part in a ceremony at the Powazki Military cemetery. The former chiefs-of-staff of the army, the navy and the air force had all been aboard the flight. Wreaths and candles were laid, and the names of the victims were read out. There were no speeches. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the twin brother of the late president, led an alternative ceremony outside the Presidential Palace. The event was attended by prominent members of Law and Justice (PiS), a conservative party founded by the two Kaczynski brothers. Meanwhile, daughter of the late president, Marta Kaczynska, has told reporters that the shock and sadness she felt two years ago on learning of the death of her mother and father returns each day. “I would like to express my gratitude to all those who remember my parents and have the courage to show it,” she said after laying flowers at the tomb where Lech and Maria Kaczynski are buried in the crypt of Wawel castle in Krakow, southern Poland, the burial site of many of Poland’s statesmen. In Smolensk, at the site of the disaster, Culture Minister Bogdan Zdrojewski led a ceremony attended by a delegation of around 120 for those who died in the tragedy.

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