On the Anniversary of the Katyn Massacre


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SEIMAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
 
RESOLUTION
 
ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE KATYN MASSACRE
 
14 April 2005 Vilnius
 
 
 
 
The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania,
expressing its condolences to and solidarity with the Polish nation marking the 65th anniversary of the Katyn massacre,
supporting Sejm of the Republic of Poland Resolution of 22 March 2005 and its demand that all surnames of the persons guilty for the mass execution of over 20 000 Polish prisoners of war in Katyn and in other places are made public and that Poland’s law enforcement institutions are granted access to the materials of the case accumulated in Russia,
protesting against the fact that the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation has terminated the investigation of this war crime qualifying it as a civil offence subject to a period of limitation and without disclosing even the burial place of a large number of the killed,
underlining that the Katyn massacre was a continuation of the consequences of the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact,
urges the Government of the Republic of Lithuania:
to request the lists of the Polish officers killed in Katyn and in other places of the USSR in April and May of 1940 in order to ascertain whether captured citizens of Lithuania or relatives of the current citizens of Lithuania were among them,
to invite the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania who can give testimony about this massacre to assist, either through Lithuania’s law enforcement institutions or directly, the Polish Institute of National Remembrance, which has taken a decision on the commencement of an independent investigation into the case.
 
 
 
 
CHAIRMAN OF THE SEIMAS
OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                ARTŪRAS PAULAUSKAS