MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has provided Poland with 11 volumes of declassified documents on the 1940 massacre of more than 20,000 Polish officers and others by the Soviet secret police.
Thursday's handover at Russia's Prosecutor General's Office brings the total number of declassified volumes given to Poland to 148 since May.
A statement on the prosecutor's website says the 11 volumes refer to the criminal records and place of burial of the victims.
Russia's long-delayed cooperation on the wartime killings has helped mend fractious ties between Moscow and Warsaw.
The Soviets falsely blamed the Katyn massacre on the Nazis for years, before Mikhail Gorbachev acknowledged the Soviet role in 1990.
Earlier this year Russia's ambassador to Poland said a decision had been made to exonerate the Polish prisoners of war of any crimes against the Soviet Union.
The Kyiv Post is disabling its online comment section due to an increase in trolls, violent comments and other personal attacks. Other news organizations worldwide have taken similar steps for the same reasons. The Kyiv Post regrets having to take this action. The newspaper believes in a robust public debate, but the discussion must be constructive and intelligent. For the time being, the Kyiv Post will allow comments on its moderated Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/kyivpost/.
The newspaper will consider hosting online comments again when circumstances allow.
Thank you from the Kyiv Post.
Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the
www.kyivpost.com material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials
contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior
written permission of Public Media at firstname.lastname@example.org
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal
use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of