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Kiev Unveils War Memorial

KIEV — The presidents of Ukraine and Poland have unveiled a memorial to the thousands of Ukrainians, Poles and others killed by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's secret police before and during World War II.

The memorial is part of a remembrance complex in Bykivnia, outside the Ukrainian capital, where up to 120,000 people are buried.

The victims include 3,500 Poles executed in the Kiev region by the Soviet secret police as part of what became known as the Katyn massacre.

Katyn is one of the most painful pages of Polish history, and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was eager Friday to show respect and support to Poland, Kiev's biggest ally in its push to integrate closer with the European Union.


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