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    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev may travel to Poland to pay his last respects to the late Polish President Lech Kaczynski who died in a plane crash on Saturday, the Kremlin press service said on Tuesday.

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev may travel to Poland to pay his last respects to the late Polish President Lech Kaczynski who died in a plane crash on Saturday, the Kremlin press service said on Tuesday.

    "Taking into account the current situation and the fact that the [Russian] president has expressed his condolences to the Polish people over the tragic death of the Polish president, I do not rule out that he will want to make a personal visit to pay tribute to President Kaczynski," Natalya Timakova said.

    A Soviet-made Tu-154 aircraft carrying a top-level delegation, including Kaczynski and his wife, crashed as it attempted to land at Smolensk airport in thick fog on Saturday morning. All 96 people on board were killed in the crash.

    Russian investigators, experts and Polish specialists are jointly investigating the causes of the deadly crash. Polish military prosecutors, however, have opened their own investigation into the accident.

    As of Monday, 87 dead bodies had been recovered at the crash site. They are being sent to Moscow for identification.

    WASHINGTON, April 13 (RIA Novosti)

     

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