Wednesday, April 10, 2024

PM Tusk accused of playing role in assassination of President Kaczynski

Antoni Macierewicz, Law and Justice MP wrote:  

- Yesterday, as the chairman of the subcommittee, I submitted an application to the Prosecutor General's Office regarding Mr. Donald Tusk under Article 134 regarding the potential crime of assassinating the President of the Republic of Poland and Article 129. Both of these articles concern a potential attack and actions against the president.

On April 10, 2010, 96 people died in the crash of the Tu-154M plane near Smolensk, including: President Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria, the last President of the Republic of Poland in exile, Ryszard Kaczorowski, and other functionaries, including the most important commanders of the Polish Army. The Polish delegation was going to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre.

The first part of the accusation concerns the preparation of President Kaczyński's visit and the actions of Prime Minister Donald Tusk or his subordinates. "Here we are dealing primarily with the decision that the presidential plane was renovated by a company owned by Russian oligarch Deripaska, where a key management position was held by a man who was an officer of the Russian special services."

Macierewicz recalled that the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska "intermediated in the renovation of the plane and later collected the plane afterward. (...) After the renovation the plane suffered several failures which were not paid attention to."

"Moreover, some of these failures occurred when the plane was transferred for the president to fly. Moreover, there was no spare plane. The president was not allowed to fly on the spare plane, although the rules required there would be a spare plane."

"Mr. Deripaska was a man who was directly related to Putin and the intelligence community. The entire operation regarding the transfer of the plane and only this plane to Mr. Deripaska was an action for which Mr. Donald Tusk is responsible"

He also added that "Mr. Donald Tusk supervised the secret services; if there is no minister for secret services, the prime minister is the person who supervises the services — therefore, the PM was responsible for all operations carried out by the secret services." 

Mr. Macierewicz and the parliament's subcommittee presented evidence that show the very high possibility that President Kaczynski was assassinated.  After winning parliamentary elections, the new coalition associated with Tusk disbanded the above-mentioned subcommittee.

- Based on reporting by Niezalezna.