Contents tagged with Smolensk air crash

  • Reconstruction of Smolensk plane crash to be presented in Poland

    The Commission responsible for investigating the Smolensk catastrophe will, in the near future, present a reconstruction of the last seconds of the plane crash which killed the former Polish president and others on the 10th of April 2010.

    Radio Poland reported that this was said by the country’s Minister of National Defense, Antoni Macierewicz.

    “I think that we will soon be presented with new or well-formulated information. The reconstruction of these events is made possible by the colossal …

  • The remains of Polish President Lech Kaczyński are to be exhumed

    Polish Prosecutors stated that they will carry out the exhumation of the remains of Polish President Lech Kaczyński and other victims of the 2010 plane crash near Smolensk. Poland is looking to find new evidence to help investigators determine the cause of the crash, Radio Svoboda reports.

    An inquiry by the previous government determined the tragedy was caused by a pilot error, but the current Law and Justice ruling party led by Kaczyński's twin brother, Jaroslaw, states that the crash may …

  • Polish Defense Minister: Russia asked for journalists who covered Smolensk plane crash to be 'dealt with'

    The Polish Minister of National Defence, Anthony Macierewicz, said that the Russian Federation asked the Former Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk, to "deal" with the journalists who reported on the Smolensk disaster, stating that it was an assassination attempt, as Radio Poland reports.

    "According to the report as well as the reports of the investigative groups and ambassadors, Russia demanded that both the parliamentary groups and journalists who said that the Smolensk disaster was an  …

  • Polish Ministry of Defense accuses Donald Tusk of falsifying reports on the Smolensk plane crash

    According to Polish Radio, Polish Minister of Defense Antoni Macierewicz stated on channel TVP that he is convinced that the current President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, intentionally falsified the report on the tragic plane crash near Smolensk that claimed the life of former Polish President Lech Kaczynski. Tusk was the Prime Minister of Poland at the time of the tragedy in 2010.

    "Tusk ensured full control not only over the investigation but also over each claim of the bureaucracy. …

  • Polish media: Russia replaced the bodies of the victims of the Smolensk plane crash

    Five months after the disaster near Smolensk, the former Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, has been notified that the Russians put a different body in the coffin of the exiled President, Ryszard Kaczorowski, as reported by Gazeta Polska.

    "On the 24th of September, 2010 the leaders of the Polish government received information that would become the turning point in the investigation of the Smolensk catastrophe," the edition writes.

    It is reported that the then Ambassador to Moscow, Jerzy Bahr, told …

  • Poland forms new commission to investigate Smolensk plane crash in 2010

    The Ministry of Justice of Poland formed a new commission to investigate the plane crash near Smolensk in April 2010 that killed Polish President Lech Kaczyńsk. According to Polish Radio, it will include "experienced prosecutors from across the country," and will be headed by the Deputy Attorney General, Marek Pasionek.

    "The task of the group is to conduct a full, comprehensive analysis of all materials associated with the tragedy near Smolensk, concerning the main and all other related …

  • Polish Defense Minister: Plane crash that killed Polish President in 2010 was an act of terrorism

    Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said that the plane crash near Smolensk that took the life of President Lech Kaczynski and other Polish officials was an act of terrorism. Macierewicz said that the act was aimed at depriving Poland of the people who led the country to independence. The Minister did not directly say that Moscow was responsible, BBC reported.

    Earlier, an inquiry found that the plane crashed due to pilot error, but Poland recently opened a fresh probe into the crash. …

  • Poland asks US for Help with Investigation into Plane Crash that Killed President Kaczynski in 2010

    Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said that on Monday, during his visit to the U.S., he will ask for Washington's help with the investigation into the Smolensk disaster that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski in 2010.

    "We'll ask whether the U.S. has any data that could be useful in the investigation of the crash... Perhaps their satellites recorded something at the moment of the disaster, or whether U.S. intelligence has received information which could be important," as quoted …

  • Poland prepares a new investigation of air crash near Smolensk

    The ruling party believes that the air crash which happened in 2010 near Smolensk was planned. The brother of the deceased President also required an independent evaluation of the previous investigation. The Party Law and Justice, which won the recent parliamentary elections in Poland, prepared a new investigation of the air crash of TU-154M, as a result of which the former President of Poland was killed. This was reported to the AP on November 26.

    The tragedy happened in 2010 near Smolensk. …