The forth “pirate” issue of the “Glosu znad Niemna”, issued without sanction of the Union of Poles of Belarus, has been printed [see earlier item]. It is stated there that Viktar Kruczkouski, living in Vaukavysk region, is acting editor-in-chief of the newspaper, Radio Svaboda informs. Viktar Kruczkouski is brother of the former head of the Union of Poles in Belarus Tadeusz Kruczkouki, recognized by the authorities as the head of the Union as before. Earlier the name of the editor-in-chief was absent in the newspaper, and it has been written only about an “editorial office”.
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