Defense Ministry of Poland: Smolensk crash was planned by Kremlin
19:11, 2 September 2016

Defense Ministry of Poland: Smolensk crash was planned by Kremlin

Polish Defense Ministry promised to make the evidence public soon

19:11, 2 September 2016

Macierewicz Smolensk

Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said that the materials on the crash near Smolensk previously unknown to the public will be presented soon. He said that in his interview with Rzeczpospolita.

He noted that it was about new records of conversations of the crew of the crashed Tu-154. In particular, Macierewicz said that the evidence will be presented to prove that "the purpose of the actions of Russian authorities and air traffic controllers was the plane crash with President Kaczynski and a numerous delegation aboard."

"Now we have real evidence, including those suppressed by the Miller's commission (previous investigative commission on Smolensk disaster - Ed.). We have a horrific confessions of members of the commission," - Macierewicz said.

Related: DW: Polish prosecutors to exhume uncremated victims of Smolensk crash

According to him, the materials relating to the disaster, will be unveiled this October.

Earlier, the previous centrist Polish government accepted Russian version about the pilot error as the main version of the tragedy, but now the ruling party "Law and Justice" led by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the twin brother of Lech Kaczynski, is considering possible explosion on board the plane.

As it was repoerted earlier, Tu-154, with Kaczynski and his wife, and the representatives of the high command and political parties in Poland aboard, heading to the ceremonies on the anniversary of the massacre of Polish officers in the Katyn forest, crashed in Smolensk on April 10, 2010. The crash killed 96 people, including 7 crew members.

Russia refuses to give Poland the wreckage of the crash.

Related: Smolensk plane crash: new stage of investigation

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