Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki commemorated the victims of the Smolensk air disaster
“This is a moment when time stopped. We went through a national tragedy as a community. Now, under different circumstances, we also need unity,” wrote Mateusz Morawiecki on Facebook, commemorating that fateful day. He added that on 10 April 2020 “differences were briefly put aside” and that this day was “a moment of reflection and contemplation”.
This morning at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, the Prime Minister, together with
Michał Dworczyk, Head of the Chancellery, laid wreaths under plaques which commemorate
the members of the Council of Ministers and staff of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister
who lost their lives on 10 April 2010 in the plane crash near Smolensk.
He also laid flowers at the President Lech Kaczyński Monument and at the Smolensk Disaster
Monument at the Marshall Józef Piłsudski Square. He then proceeded to the Powązki Military
Cemetery, where he laid a wreath at the Monument to the Victims of the Smolensk Disaster.
The Head of the Government also visited the the Temple of Divine Providence, among others,
to pay homage to those who lost their lives in the catastrophe.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki also laid flowers at the Katyn Monument.
10 April 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the Smolensk air disaster, in which 96 people
lost their lives, including the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria
Kaczyńska, the last President of Poland in exile Ryszard Kaczorowski, representatives of
national authorities and members of the Katyn Families.