Never, never in Serbian history some leader of any foreign country wasn`t honored with national day of mourning. Polish president Kaczynski is the firstSerbia to honor Kaczynski with day of mourningSource: Tanjug
BELGRADE -- The Serbian Government today proclaimed Thursday, April 15, a day of mourning in the country.
The decision came in order to honor late Polish President Lech Kaczynski, and 96 others, including high Polish state officials, who were killed in a plane crash.
The deadly accident happened near Smolensk, in Russia, last Saturday.
Serbian public especially regard fact that day of morning in Serbia does not overlap with day of mourning that was by European Union declared for Monday in Brussels. It is so because EU does not share same hopes with Serbs.
Serbs expected a lot of from president Kaczynski, since his last visit to Belgrade. We had hope that Poland could annul its Kosovo recognition soon. We trusted to Polish president, we had hope in that brave Poljak who dared to openly criticize decisions of EU and Islamic leading powers, Israel and USA. Kaczynski defended Serbian sovereignty even in front of UN GA and suggested respect of International law. He even dared to say that Poland share some similar interests with Russia. He believed in consolidation of Polish-Russian relations.
People in Serbia had hope in improvement of Polish-Russian relations and coordinated Polish-Russian support to us and to complete Slavic south.Kaczynski planned to offer Russia "new beginning"Source: DPA
WARSAW -- Polish president Lech Kaczynski was to offer Russia a "new beginning", reports say.
"The president said he wanted to make one gesture towards Russians and Russian officials," said minister Jacek Sasin of the president's chancellery on TVN 24.
"He wanted to propose to Russian officials a new beginning. He wanted to propose that our relations from this moment would be formulated anew and that this new value would be based on truth."
The Katyn massacre has remained one of the most sensitive issues in Polish-Russian relations.
Poland wants Russia to release the documents it holds on the Katyn massacre, which Warsaw says it needs as proof to bring the perpetrators of the killings to justice.
Putin said that Russia had already turned over numerous documents on the massacre, and declined to say whether Moscow would open all its archives during a ceremony April 7 marking the massacre.
Kaczynski was light of hope. Darkness won`t prevail!
Long live Poland! Long live Russia! Long live Serbia! Long live Slavic civilization!