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. He said that he takes full responsibility for this case, however, the report was falsified and such a falsification made by the government must have consequences,” Macierewicz said. He also stated that all those who were engaged in the falsification of the results of the investigation were allegedly “promoted.” The Polish Minister of Defense has doubts that then Minister of Foreign Affairs Radoslaw Sikorsky made sufficient efforts to agree with Russia on the return of debris of the President’s Тu-154 aircraft.
Macierewicz had previously called the plane crash a terrorist action and implied that Moscow was responsible for it. He asserted that Russia made new terrorist actions afterwards by starting a war against Georgia and Ukraine.
On the day of the tragedy, President Kaczynski, his wife Maria and their delegation had been traveling to the village of Katyn to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the massacre of some 20,000 Polish officers during World War II. Reports said that 96 people on board died in the crash. On February 22, 2011, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Radoslaw Sikorsky stated the cause of the crash was obviously a failure of the flight crew.