Medvedev may attend Polish president's funeral: spokeswoman

08:21, April 14, 2010      

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev may travel to Poland and attend the funeral of late Polish president Lech Kaczynski, who died in a plane crash last Saturday, Medvedev's press secretary Natalia Timakova said on Tuesday.

"The Russian president has presented condolences to the people of Poland. I do not rule out that he may want to make a personal visit to pay tribute to President Kaczynski," Timakova said.

Medvedev's schedule is being checked to see if the visit to Poland is possible, Timakova added.

Poland said that Lech and Maria Kaczynski, the presidential couple, would be buried in Krakow on April 18.

Kaczynski and some of Poland's key civilian and military leaders died on Saturday when their chartered plane crashed in western Russia, killing all 96 on board.

Source: Xinhua


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