Multiple Heads of State to Attend Funeral for Polish President Set for April 18th

President Obama will join the leaders of Russia, France and other nations at the state funeral Sunday of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, who was killed last weekend along with his wife and 94 other people when their plane crashed in Russia.

Poland is preparing to bury President Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria, and 94 other prominent military officials and civilians killed in a plane crash last Saturday in western Russia. But, some people object to the burial site chosen for the late president.

Poland is in mourning. In Warsaw, preparations are underway for a memorial service on Saturday for all those killed in the crash.

Polish legislators were planning Wednesday to hold a June election to choose a successor to President Lech Kaczynski, whose death in an air crash is generating unprecedented scenes of public grief.