Lithuanian town names square after Poland’s late president

Lech Kaczynski
DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

Twenty-three members of the Vilnius district council on Friday backed the initiative by the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania–Christian Families Alliance (EAPL-CFA) and four members abstained.

The local authority of the district of Vilnius, which includes Maišiagala, notes in a press release that Kaczynski, accompanied by the then-Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus, visited the town on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Roman Catholic priest Jozef Obrebski.

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“It is on the occasion of the centennial of Lithuania’s independence that we need to commemorate and honor politicians who were our real friends, who sought not only a good, formal relationship between the countries, but also wanted to reconcile our nations,” Tadeus Andzejevski, a member of the council, said.

A plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria Kaczynska and almost 100 high-ranking Polish politicians and military and state officials and religious figures crashed near Smolensk, in Russia, in 2010, killing all aboard.

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