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Poland wants to prosecute Katyn massacre

There is no statute of limitations for the crime of genocide. So I will demand that this be decided in an international court. We will send the papers in the near future, President Andrzej Duda said in a speech on Sunday.

Duda did not specify which court or who the accused should represent.

The massacre took place In April and May 1940 at the suggestion of Lavrentij Berija, the infamous head of the NKVD security service, it was approved by then-Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Victims were killed in several places in western Russia, but the massacre got its name from the forest where the first mass graves were discovered.

The Soviet Union blamed Germany for the massacre and denied all responsibility until 1990, a year before the collapse of the Union. But nothing has happened since then, Duda says.

– The investigation was completely released and no one was punished. Instead, (President Vladimir) Putin’s Russia has been glorifying Stalin and the Soviet Union for years, he says.

Sunday was a day of remembrance for the victims of the massacre and plane crash in Smolensk in 2010, when a government plane crashed on its way to a memorial ceremony and 96 people died – including Polish President Lech Kaczynski and everyone’s heads. Branches of the country’s defense – died.

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