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 is also interested in legal assistance, since the authorities plan to send an appeal to the international court should the Russians not cooperate.

According to the Minister, the US Secretary of State is aware of the claims that Poland is making against Russia in the Smolensk air crash. Warsaw hopes that Tillerson will "take a fresh look at the situation and be able to help."

A Tu-154 aircraft of the Polish government crashed on April 10, 2010, near Smolensk. All 96 people who were on board, including the President of Poland, Lech Kaczyński, were killed.

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