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The Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki came to visit Smolensk on the tenth anniversary of the death in a plane crash Polish President Lech Kaczynski. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the head of the office of Michal Dvorchik.
“The Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki 10 APR wants to visit Smolensk and Katyn. (…) Its main purpose is to give honor to those people who died ten years ago as a result of the more dramatic incidents,” said dvorchik. The President of Poland Andrzej Duda refused to attend ceremonies in Russia.
The Russian Embassy in Poland did not receive treatment at a planned visit to Smolensk, RIA Novosti reported.
In the summer of 2018, it was reported that the experts of the Polish Commission eight years after the crash found traces of explosives on the wreckage and the body of one of the victims of the crash. Russia has underlined that the version about the explosion on Board was tested by Russian investigators and not confirmed, the cause of the crash were incorrect actions of the crew.
Tu-154M of the Polish air force, on Board of which were high-ranking Polish politicians including President Lech Kaczynski and his wife crashed in April 2010 near Smolensk. As a result, all passengers and crew members a total of 96 people died. Kaczynski was flying at the mourning events in Katyn, where Polish soldiers are buried who were shot by the NKVD in 1940.
The interstate aviation Committee called the cause of the incident was pilot error. The Polish side did its own investigation and laid part of the blame on Russian air traffic controllers.
Video, photo All from Russia.