Warsaw has decided to declassify documents on Kaczynski plane crash


The Minister of defence of Poland Anthony Macierewicz stated that it had decided to declassify containing “tens of thousands of pages of archival materials relating to the crash near Smolensk, which in 2010 killed President Lech Kaczynski. He noted that, if necessary, will have access to the original documents. According to him, it is required to represent to the public the objective course of events and the decisions taken by their predecessors.

“I decided to declassify and present materials related to the Smolensk catastrophe,” said Macierewicz at a press conference on Thursday.

Macierewicz added that the purpose of the Commission is to identify the course of events without identifying the perpetrators. The Minister also repeated his accusations against the former Commission of inquiry. It was formed by the government of Donald Tusk, who is currently the President of the European Council.

According to Makarevich, informed the authorities “hid key documents, including the latter stages of the flight Tu-154, and “misinformed society.” The study, which was attended by leading experts, revealed multiple facts of falsification of data in the report about the crash of the presidential plane near Smolensk in 2010.

Earlier in September, the head of the Polish Commission investigating the crash, Vaclav Barcinski said that the Commission was a new record. If earlier in the case were records of negotiations of pilots with the control tower, now, according to the Polish authorities, they have the records of the negotiations between the controllers in the tower control. They are, in the opinion of Birchanskogo suggest that managers could convey to the crew the wrong information.

“We have records. They are different from what we had previously. They differ from the records from the tower and aircraft that we have. There is a clear contradiction,” — said Berzinski.

He said then, in what way, the Commission received records of negotiations of dispatchers on the tower, however, added that until now the Commission had a recording of conversations between the crew and the tower. “The new record directly from the tower. They are in conflict with those which we still heard,” — said Berzinski. The official argues that managers could pass on crew the wrong information about the distance to the runway, that could affect the landing and subsequent crash.

The Tu-154, which was carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, as well as representatives of the military high command and senior officials, crashed on 10 April 2010 near Smolensk. The crash killed 96 people.

The Russian foreign Ministry has described as “irresponsible and provocative” statements of Warsaw on the Russian involvement in the plane crash Tu-154. According to the official representative of the MFA of Russia Maria Zakharova, statements of the Polish authorities undermining the already deteriorating relations between the two countries. “Such irresponsible and provocative statements on the one hand, reflect the internal political situation, very complex realities in Poland, on the other hand, can lead to further undermine the already going through hard times, relations between our countries”, — said the diplomat.

She stressed that what the Russian foreign Ministry hears from Warsaw, “leaves no chance for the positive comments. The statement of the Polish Ministers of defense and foreign Affairs Zakharov described as “Russophobic”.

“We believe that it is already at or beyond the point of absurdity. The essence of these statements is that the Russian side allegedly involved in organizing the crash of the Polish presidential plane over Smolensk on 10 April 2010,” she concluded.
  

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