Sunday, April 23, 2006

Katyn

Families of Polish soldiers massacred by Soviet troops in 1940 are to lodge a complaint against Moscow before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Polish President Lech Kaczynski has given an exclusive interview on the subject of Polish-Russian relations with the Interfax news agency, in which he states that
Poland will seek to clarify "the fates of all Polish citizens whose lives were taken based on decisions by the supreme Soviet authorities of March 5, 1940, find out their names and their burial sites, and have the crime committed against them appropriately qualified in legal terms," Kaczynski said, adding that he expects assistance and businesslike cooperation from Russia in this issue.

"We expect that the Katyn issue will be brought to a conclusion, but we need to know the whole truth, because it is the only thing that can become a fundament of our bilateral relations and positive ties between the Poles and the Russians," Kaczynski said.
(via Marius)
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