Russia never has formally apologized for the murders but Putin's decision to invite the Polish Government and provide a free flight with a Russian Jet liner, which was just about to be moth balled in order for the Polish Governmental Officials to be able to attend a memorial ceremony earlier this week, in the forest where the Russians had previously slaughter 22,000 Polish Officers. The Polish Government saw this as a gesture of goodwill toward reconciliation.
Putin invited the Polish-Government “free” to come to a ceremony honoring the deaths of the 22,000 Polish Officers that the Russians slaughtered during the second world war. Putin invited the President of Poland President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria. along with 98 other Polish Governmental officials, all of whom supported the U.S. Installation of the U.S. nuclear missile shield. According to one source Putin upon learning of the crash of the aging Russian airliner, that he sent to pick up the Polish government officials, at no cost to them, which ended up killing the top levels of Poland's military, political and church elite Saturday, killing the Polish president and dozens of other dignitaries, who had previously supported the American Anti missile defense system that was to be installed in Poland, said, I should have sent a newer plane . . In any event I don't believe that the “next” government of Poland will so easily support any “new” U.S nuclear missile installation in Poland or any other former eastern block country. One Ukrainian official said, “His government is not crazy enough to ever get on any plane that was sent by Putin to take them any where. Only the Polish Government would do that!”