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MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Reports say a plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski has crashed at Smolensk Airport in Russia's Smolensk Oblast.
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POLISH OFFICIAL SAYS NO INFORMATION YET ABOUT SURVIVORS IN PRESIDENTIAL PLANE CRASH AT SMOLENSK AIRPORT
A plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski has crashed near a Russian airport, officials say.
Russian media reported that 87 people were killed in the crash, but it is not yet known if anyone survived.
The plane was reportedly heading to an airport in the western city of Smolensk when it crashed.
Mr Kaczynski was due to visit Smolensk to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre, when Soviet troops killed thousands of Poles.
"Some Polish analysts believe that Moscow is trying to drive a wedge between the Polish president and the prime minister by openly supporting the liberal Tusk, rather than the conservative Kaczynski who has long irritated Moscow, almost to the same extent as Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili or former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko."
President Kaczynski, accompanied by distinguished guests including head of the Institute of National Remembrance Jacek Kurtyka and head of the Polish National Bank Slawomir Skrzypek, were on their way to join war veterans this morning attending a 70th anniversary ceremony to the victims of the 1940 Katyn massacre.
Originally posted by ufoorbhunter
Can't wait to hear where the plane was manufactured. If it's a western plane it'll be reported as just a plane, if it was made in the CIS then it will be reported a Russian plane over and over and over