US publishing of Katyn crime files should encourage other governments to open their archives, US ambassador to Poland says

US Ambassador in Warsaw Lee A. Feinstein said  that he hopes that the publication of documents, that has long been held in possession by US authorities, proving Katyn crime was committed by the Soviet Union will encourage other governments to open their archives.

Soviet Russia only admitted to the atrocity in 1990 after blaming the Nazis for five decades.

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Katyn is an important chapter in the history of Poland and World War Two, the US ambassador said, as reported by PAP Polish news agency.”We hope that the decision of the United States will encourage other governments, which possess such documents, to declassify them.”

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