Russia hides witnesses of Smolensk disaster, - Polish MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Deputy Foreign Minister Bartosz Cichocki, Russia's actions force the Polish side to think about Moscow's intentions and the role of Russian participants in the disaster
20:23, 14 December 2017


The Russian Federation hides witnesses in the case of the plane crash in Smolensk in 2010, in which Polish President Lech Kaczynski and another 95 people died. This was stated by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland Bartosz Cichocki, pap reports.

This way Cichocki commented on the statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin that there were no explosions on the presidential board of Tu-154M, and the incident was "most accurately" investigated by Polish and Russian experts.

"The actions of Russian side, due to the lack of response to requests for legal assistance, with the concealment of important witnesses, participants in the events of April 10, 2010 and the retention of our property - the Tu-154M wreck,- do not help to disclose the full truth, "said Chichkochi.

According to him, Russia's actions make the Polish side think about Moscow's intentions and the role of Russian participants in the Smolensk disaster.

Related: Tusk interviewed as witness in case of Tu-154 crash near Smolensk, - media

As it was reported earlier Russian investigators asked their colleagues to delete part of the report on the investigation into the crash of Tu-154 aircraft in 2010. A certain part of the black box footage displays a heat surge, which was detected on board of the Polish passenger plane that fell down in Smolensk, Russia, in April 2010.

According to Gazeta Polska, this part of the record contained footage, which could prove that the plane sustained damage due to explosion before it hit the ground. The outlet says Russian investigators offered their counterparts to delete the 4.5-second-length fragment for the purpose.

Related: Poles pay tribute to victims of 2010 Smolensk air crash

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