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    Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski plans to discuss issues related to 1940 Katyn massacre with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev who will arrive in Warsaw in early December, presidential advisor Tomasz Nalecz said on Sunday.

    Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski plans to discuss issues related to 1940 Katyn massacre with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev who will arrive in Warsaw in early December, presidential advisor Tomasz Nalecz said on Sunday.

    "President Komorowski will, of course, discuss the Katyn massacre, first of all, access to documents," Polis media quoted Nalecz as saying.

    He also expressed hope that Poland would obtain some new documents related the massacre in time of Medvedev's visit.

    According to official data, over 20,000 Polish officers were killed in 1940 by the NKVD - the Soviet secret police. The executions took place in various parts of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. The largest massacre occurred in the Katyn forest near the Russian city of Smolensk.

    Deputies from the lower house of Russia's parliament on Friday approved a declaration recognizing the 1940 Katyn massacre of Polish officers as a crime committed by Stalin's regime.

    Komorowski hailed the recognition of the massacre. "I believe this is a positive signal that came from Moscow before the upcoming visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to Warsaw. We must accept this document with great satisfaction keeping in mind that this is an official document by the [Russian] parliament," he said.

    WARSAW, November 28 (RIA Novosti)

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