Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski, its central bank head and the country’s military chief were among 97 people killed when their plane crashed in thick fog on its approach to a Russian airport on Saturday.
In the aftermath of the disaster, Poland’s Eryk Mistewicz, Kaczynski’s political adviser shared his views with euronews.
“We have seen many flowers and national flags displayed in the streets today as our country is about to commemorate in Warsaw, Krakow and nearly every city in Poland,” he said.
“In my opinion we are still in shock. It all seems so unreal. Lech Kaczynski and his wife were not the only ones on board the aircraft. Today Poland has also lost its central bank head, the country’s military chief and several other high-ranking government officials. All were en route to commemorate Poles killed in mass murders in the town of Katyn. Today Poland’s elite have perished in the same region.”