We remember those who paid the highest price to commemorate those who died in Katyn 12 years ago, “Interior and Administration Minister Mariusz Kaminski wrote on Twitter. He said sirens would be sounded across the country on Sunday in memory of the victims of the Smolensk disaster. The internet was full of comments.
– Jarosław Kaczyński, 10/04: The report “explains the issue”. “I received information a few weeks after the accident …” the deputy prime minister said.
– They speak about the “Smolensk lie” as confidently as Russia talks about the “Ukrainian lie”. The Kremlin’s outspoken propaganda still has supporters
Alarm sirens will commemorate the victims
Tomorrow at 8:41, sirens will be sounded in all provinces of the country in memory of the victims of the Smolensk disaster. We remember those who paid the highest price for those who wanted to commemorate those who died in Katyn 12 years ago.
– On Saturday, the head of the Interior Ministry and Administration wrote, “Hello to their memory!” added.
The duty of warning and informing the population is performed by each chief of civil defense in the subordinated territory. At the voivodeship level, it is the voivode, the staroste in the province, the president or mayor in the city, and the head of the commune in the commune. Alarm sirens are part of the detection and alarm system
– Information was provided by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Administration.
The ministry said that the sirens will sound continuously on April 10 at 8:41 in accordance with the rules.
Residents should not take any action. Residents were informed about the activation of the sirens 24 hours ago, as well as through the Regional Alarm System (RSO).
– The ministry noted.
Stormy discussion on social media
The decision to turn on the sirens caused a storm on social media. Commentators are divided. Many say it is a lack of sensitivity and the presence of refugees in Poland, for whom the sound of sirens is clearly linked to Russia’s attack.
April 10, 2022 hours. 08:41 across the province. Sirens will be activated in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship. It is also a training of alarm systems that will be a form of commemoration of the 12th anniversary of the Smolensk tragedy and the memory of the victims of this tragedy.
– West Pomeranian Voivodeship informed Zbigniew Boguchki.
“Sirens that can disturb refugees. “They will not worry when they find out the reason for the scandal. It is the death of the president and members of the state elite in Russia and for him. Smolensk and Bucza are links in a long chain of Russian crimes (whether attacked or not).
– Assessed by Marek Wróbel.
There are thousands of opportunities to commemorate the victims of the Smolensk disaster, but this is the worst. Very bad idea.
An act of sadism against Ukrainian war refugees who took refuge in Poland. But for people like Kaminski, political gold is more important …
Mr. Minister, now is not a good time. There is a war going on, we have many refugees, including traumatized children. Now we need to use signals sparingly. But also not to numb the Poles. You can also apply a different form of remembrance. Keep this in mind.
During our neighbor’s war, we will sound sirens all over the country, not only when we meet more than 2 million people who are nervous, but also when they flee the war. Great idea.
I do not mention the sensitivity of the person who came up with the idea to turn on these sirens in front of two million refugees from Ukraine. They, unlike the Poles, may think that the sound of sirens has any meaning in Poland.
According to expectations in our voivodeship bordering with Russia, thousands. Kamińskiego and @szefernaker will sound the sirens tomorrow. Has anyone in society thought about war refugees, especially the youngest, who can cause panic? Emotional amoebae.
However, for the anniversary of Smolensk, it is worth replacing these sirens with a minute of silence.
On the anniversary of the Smolensk disaster, I read criticism of sirens. The idea of such respect can be accepted in different ways. However, the argument that this will have a traumatic effect on Ukrainian refugees seems unfortunate. We are not at home by chance …?
Alarm sirens have been sounding in Poznan (03/31), Opole (03/25) and Krakow (04/04) in recent weeks, among others. Also Toruń (24/03) and Nowy Sącz (02/04) Medium – from 30 seconds to one minute. At the request of the city administration. There were no signals of protest from KO deputies.
Sirens will not sound everywhere
Some local government officials said they would not sound the alarm on April 10.
I decided that we would not sound the alarm in Katowice tomorrow morning. Such an unexpected signal would be a great trauma for thousands of Ukrainians who took refuge in us.
– Katowice Mayor Marcin Krupa said.
We must remember that in recent weeks they have been hiding in basements and shelters from the bombs of the occupiers in their homeland, and the alarm always reminded them that their health and lives were in real danger. Katowice residents also felt fear and danger given the Russian occupation
Poznan Mayor Jacek Jaśkowiak also refused to turn on the sirens.
The government has instructed us to sound sirens to commemorate the victims of the Smolensk disaster. We categorically refuse !!! There are tens of thousands of people in Poznan. traumatized refugees, including children who can react to the sound of a plane with such fear and severe stress
– Jaśkowiak wrote on Twitter.
There will be no sirens in Lodz.
I have decided that sirens will not be activated in Lodz tomorrow. In the face of the ongoing war in Ukraine, it is extremely irresponsible for the government and the voivode to abuse these signals.
– Hanna Zdanowska wrote.
Rafał Trzaskowski also appealed to the voivode not to turn on the sirens in Warsaw.
The government has ordered the activation of sirens to mark the anniversary of the Smolensk tragedy. In a city with 120,000 traumatized Ukrainian children who reacted so nervously to the sound of the plane. The sirens on @warszawa are the voivode’s responsibility. I urge you to remain silent!
– Trzaskowski wrote.
Special RCB warning
The Interior Ministry and the Administration said on Twitter that “those who have Ukrainian SIM cards connected to Polish mobile networks will be notified tomorrow by the RCB about the activation of sirens in memory of the victims of the Smolensk disaster.”
The SMS will be sent in Ukrainian.
Joachim Brudzinski, former head of the European Parliament’s Interior and Administration Ministry, said the trauma of Ukrainian refugees was respected and understood.
We all respect and understand the trauma of Ukrainian refugees, so the Ministry of Internal Affairs is quickly informing our Ukrainian friends about the reasons for the inclusion of sirens in the greatest tragedy of our people after World War II.
– Brudzinski wrote.
Unfortunately, many people who want to forget this tragedy, including politicians and journalists, are already attacking the fact that commemorating this tragedy at the moment of disaster is an unnecessary step. Judas was angry with Jesus for allowing the women to pour oil on his head and feet
– said a member of the European Parliament.
When you receive guests in your home, you do not change your family’s habits, traditions and history. Instead, you take out old photos and tell beautiful and difficult stories of the house. As a result, guests better understand why you open your home and your heart to them
– Stalowa Wola President Lujusz Nadbereżny wrote.
On April 10, 2010, a Tu-154M plane crashed in Smolensk, killing 96 people, including President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, and the last exiled President of the Republic of Poland, Richard Kachorovsky. The Polish delegation was going to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre.
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