Friday, May 20, 2011

Russia prepares delivery to Poland of the documents on the Katyn massacre

Moscow. .- Russia will deliver all documents soon to Poland over the Katyn massacre in 1940 where over 22,000 Polish officers were executed on Stalin's orders, said Wednesday Russia's prosecutor general, Yuri Chaika. "The delivery to the Polish part of the criminal case be instructed after the mass grave containing the remains of Polish soldiers is in its final phase," Chaika said at a meeting with his Polish counterpart Anjei Seremet, quoted by Russian news agencies .

"Of the 183 volumes of the case and give 148 (...)-Files (left) is handed to the Polish side after declassification," he added. The Soviet authorities held after World War II Katyn mass murder had been committed by the Nazi army. In 1990 the last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev acknowledged Soviet responsibility for the events of Katyn.

And two years later, Russian President Boris Yeltsin gave his Polish counterpart Lech Walesa then, documents showing the killing of 22,000 Polish military, although Poland still expects full declassification of records about those events.

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