Polish President Lech Kaczynski was killed in a plane crash early Saturday morning in western Russia.
Kaczynski, his wife, a number of military officials and the head of the national bank were among the victims of the plane crash in which 97 people lost their lives.
There were no survivors.
The aircraft was attempting to land in Smolensk, Russia when the plane was believed to have hit trees and crashed.
Bronislaw Komorowski, Parliament Speaker and now acting president of Poland told reporters on Saturday morning that this is a time of "great national tragedy" with Monday being declared a day of national mourning in Russia.
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