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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

President Won't Go To Poland

President Boris Yeltsin said on Friday that he would not attend a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of a Warsaw's anti-Nazi uprising by underground resistance fighters, scheduled for the Polish capital for Aug. 1. "To my regret, the invitation came too late," Yeltsin told a Kremlin news conference. "My international schedule has been fixed until the end of the year and it is not an easy one." Yeltsin added Russia would be represented by a high-level representative at the ceremony. British Prime Minister John Major, French President Francois Mitterrand, and German president-elect Roman Herzog have promised to attend.