Monday, April 11, 2022

Polish panel: Russia behind Polish President's plane crash

  Polish special commission for the re-examination of the governmental plane crash of April 10, 2010, presented a report on their investigation, which has reinforced earlier allegations that the plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and ninety-five others was the result of Moscow's assassination plan.

The latest of the commission's reports, released Monday, alleges that an intentional detonation of planted explosives caused the Soviet-made Tu-154M plane crash that killed Kaczynski, the first lady, and ninety-four other government and armed forces figures as well as many prominent Poles.

Their deaths resulted from an "act of unlawful interference by the Russian side," the commission's head Antoni Macierewicz told a news conference.

"The main and indisputable proof of the interference was an explosion in the left wing ... followed by an explosion in the plane's center," said Macierewicz.

"In the opinion of the committee, the presented report can and should constitute the basis for taking action in the international arena, including the possible submission of a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights, which is an organ of the Council of Europe," - said Macierewicz.

Russia has never returned the plane's wreckage, which complicates the investigation.