This morning, at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, the Head of Government and ministers placed wreaths under the memorial plaques commemorating the Council of Ministers members and the Chancellery of the Prime Minister employees who perished in the Smoleńsk air crash on 10 April 2010.
As part of the celebrations, the Prime Minister participated in the ceremonial mass for the crash victims at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of St. Joseph. After the service, he attended the Call of Honour held in front of the Presidential Palace.
The Prime Minister participated in the commemoration at the monument to the late President of the Republic of Poland Lech Kaczyński, and at the monument to the victims of the Smoleńsk air crash as well. He also visited the graves of the victims at Bródno Cemetery, the parish cemetery in Grabowo and Pyry, the Military Cemetery in Powązki and the Temple of Divine Providence.
In the Smoleńsk air crash on 10 April 2010, all state delegation members perished while heading to the commemoration ceremony for the 70th anniversary of the Katyń massacre. 96 people died, including President Lech Kaczyński and his wife, Maria, the last President of the Republic of Poland in Exile, Ryszard Kaczorowski, and 18 parliamentarians: Vice-Marshals of the Sejm, Krzysztof Putra and Jerzy Szmajdziński, Vice-Marshal of the Senate, Krystyna Bochenek, Deputies to the Sejm, Leszek Deptuła, Grzegorz Dolniak, Grażyna Gęsicka, Przemysław Gosiewski, Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka, Sebastian Karpiniuk, Aleksandra Natalli-Świat, Maciej Płażyński, Arkadiusz Rybicki, Jolanta Szymanek-Deresz, Zbigniew Wassermann, Wiesław Woda and Edward Wojtas, and senators Janina Fetlińska and Stanisław Zając.