Contents tagged with Smolensk air crash

  • Poland asked the US for help in putting pressure on Russia regarding the Smolensk plane crash

    Poland hopes for US assistance in filing a complaint against Russia to the international court regarding the Smolensk air crash, as stated by Polish Foreign Minister, Witold Waszczykowski, after a meeting with US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, RIA Novosti reported.

    "Regarding the Smolensk crash, we are interested in any kind of assistance; technical assistance with the investigation, as well as political assistance in the form of pressure on Moscow," he said.

    Waszczykowski noted that …

  • Poland's Military Counterintelligence Service sent a 'top secret' statement on the Smolensk crash to the prosecutor's office

    The head of the Military Counterintelligence Service of Poland (SWK), Piotr Bączek, said that new information was sent to the prosecutor's office concerning the crash of the presidential plane near Smolensk, as reported by Radio Poland.

    "The statement is top secret and concerns an organized visit to Smolensk. It also contains information on contacts and cooperation between the Military Counterintelligence Service and the Federal Security Service (FSB)." The hearing for the former Polish Prime …

  • Poland says that President Kaczynski’s plane started to disintegrate while still in the air

    The subcommission for the investigation of the Smolensk air crash at the Ministry of Defense of Poland believes that Lech Kaczynski's plane began to disintegrate while it was still in the air.

    “The plane began to disintegrate in the air and began to lose pieces, which fell to the ground, even before it hit the birch tree. The birch tree did not play a role in the outcome of the disaster in any way,” the head of the subcommittee, Vaclav Berczyński, said while on air with TVP Info television …

  • Poland accuses Russian dispatchers of causing the Smolensk Crash

    The Polish Prosecutor General's Office accused Russian dispatchers, as well as an unidentified third party of deliberately causing events that lead to the Polish Presidential plane crash near Smolensk.

    Deputy Prosecutor General Marek Poshchenek said that Polish authorities will send the Russian Federation a request for legal assistance to interrogate the air traffic controllers.

    Warsaw also accused an unnamed third person of driving to the accident site, presumably to interfere. That person …

  • Smolensk plane crash: Moscow rejected Poland's accusation

    The Kremlin is aware of Poland’s position regarding the crash of Polish President Lech Kaczynski's plane in 2010, but it does not agree with their conclusions, as was reported to journalists by the Russian President’s Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, in commenting on the accusation by Poland against Russian dispatchers, the correspondent of RBC reports.

    “Their position is well known, our investigative bodies are engaged in this matter, and the investigation is being carried out by Russia as …

  • Polish Defense Minister accuses Tusk of making a deal with Putin

    Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz has accused the former Prime Minister of Poland and current President of the European Council Donald Tusk of making an “illegal deal” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as reported by Polskie Radio.

    According to Macierewicz, Tusk deliberately did not order an investigation into the plane crash near Smolensk because he had made an agreement about it with Russia.

    “Premier Donald Tusk made an illegal deal with Vladimir Putin at the expense of Poland, …

  • Poland will try to force Russia to give up the wreckage of the Kaczynski aircraft through UN court

    The Polish government intends to challenge the actions of the Russian Federation in the International Court of Justice in The Hague. For more than seven years, Russia has been unable or unwilling to transfer to Poland the wreckage of the Tu-154 plane that claimed Polish President Lech Kaczyński’s life.

    President Kaczyński perished with 96 other people when his Presidential plane crashed under mysterious circumstances not far from the Smolensk North Airport on April 10, 2010. He and his …

  • Poland to send a note to Russia requesting explanation for its refusal to provide debris of Tu-154

    The Polish Foreign Ministry asked the Russian Federation which investigative actions over the past year have led to Russia’s refusal to return the debris of flight Tu-154 that crashed in 2010 near Smolensk, as was stated by Polish Foreign Minister, Witold Waszczykowski, on the air of the radio RMF FM, according to the statement by the Polish Foreign Ministry.  

    According to him, over the last year, the Polish Government has tried to get the debris from the aircraft from Russia by "normal and …

  • Poland to file a complaint to The Hague concerning Russian investigation of the Smolensk catastrophe

    Poland plans to submit a complaint to the International Court of Justice in The Hague concerning the Russian investigation of the Smolensk catastrophe. This was announced on Wednesday by the Polish Foreign Minister, Witold Waszczykowski, as Radio Poland reported.

    "At first we tried — for a year — to verify whether there is an opportunity to reach an agreement directly with the Russians. The Russians, as you know, reacted negatively, sometimes arrogantly ... We also tried to get support from …

  • Polish media: The bodies of some victims of the Smolensk plane crash were replaced

    Preliminary research shows that the bodies of some of the victims of the Smolensk plane crash, which occurred on the 10th of April 2010, were misplaced, as reported by the Polish Press Agency citing its own sources.

    According to the Agency’s sources, the remains from the grave of the Undersecretary of State of the Office of the President of the Republic of Poland, Mariusz Handzlik, probably belong to the Chief of the Polish Olympic Committee, Piotr Nurowski.

    In early December, after the  …