Medvedev leaves by air for Kaczynski funeral: Kremlin

MOSCOW, April 18, 2010 (AFP) - President Dmitry Medvedev on Sunday left Moscow for Krakow by air to attend the funeral of Polish counterpart Lech Kaczynski, the Kremlin said, despite the Iceland volcano travel disruptions.

All Russian news agencies quoted Kremlin spokeswoman Natalya Timakova as confirming Medvedev's departure. No further details were given and Kremlin officials could not be immediately reached for further comment.

Several world leaders, including US President Barack Obama, have already cancelled their attendance at the funeral in Krakow of Kaczynski, who was killed in a plane crash in Russia on April 10.

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