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Polish President Lech Kaczynski dies in plane crash in SW Russia

© RIA Novosti . Nikolay LazarenkoPolish President Lech Kaczynski dies in plane crash in SW Russia
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A passenger plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski crashed near the city of Smolensk, killing all 87 on board, Russia's Emergencies Ministry said on Saturday.

A passenger plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski crashed near the city of Smolensk, killing all 87 on board, Russia's Emergencies Ministry said on Saturday.

Polish Foreign Ministry press secretary Petr Paszkowski confirmed that the Polish president was on board the Tu-154 aircraft. Kaczynski was flying with a delegation to take part in the Katyn memorial ceremonies.

MOSCOW, April 10 (RIA Novosti) 

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