Monument of late president to be unveiled on November 10: PM aide

Lech Kaczyński died in crash of presidential plane in Smolensk, Russia, on April 10, 2010. Photo: Carsten Koall/Getty Images

Jacek Sasin, the head of government’s Standing Committee told private channel Polsat News that the monument of late president Lech Kaczyński in Warsaw will be unveiled on November 10, a day before the 100th anniversary of Polish independence.

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“Lech Kaczyński was an important person in the most recent Polish history, one of the fathers of our modern independence,” Mr Sasin said.

The late President Lech Kaczyński died along with his wife and 94 other passengers the presidential plane, which crashed on April 10, 2010 in Smolensk, western Russia.

He added that the monument will most likely cost around PLN 2.5 mln (EUR 0.57 mln).

“The monument will be unveiled on November 10… We have chosen this date on purpose, because we hold monthly commemorations on the tenth of every month, and it would also be a day before the Independence Day,” Mr Sasin said.

The monument will be placed at Piłsudski Square in central Warsaw, in front of the premises of the Warsaw Garrison Command.