Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said his country is united in grief with Poland in remembering the 2010 Smolensk air disaster that killed 96 people including Poland’s then president, Lech Kaczyński.
Writing on Twitter in Ukrainian and Polish, Zelenskiy tweeted.
Today, on the 13th anniversary of the Smolensk disaster, we unite in grief with the Polish people and honour the memory of the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński, his wife and all those who died in the name of serving their country. Eternal memory!
Poland fell into deep mourning after the 2010 air crash that killed all 96 passengers, including the president, his wife, the central bank chief and senior military figures. Warsaw is now one of Kyiv’s staunchest allies and since 2014 Russia’s war has helped end historic tensions between Poland and Ukraine, especially along their shared border.