Monday, September 5, 2016

Poland's Defense Minister Blames Russia For The 2010 Plane Crash That Killed Polish President Lech Kaczyński

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (C), Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov visit the site of a Polish government Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft crash near Smolensk airport April 10, 2010. REUTERS/Ria Novosti/Pool/Alexei Nikolsky

Moscow Times: Poland's Defense Minister in 'No Doubt' Russia Responsible for 2010 Polish Plane Crash

Antoni Macierewicz, Poland's defense minister, has promised to present a new government report that he says “leaves no doubts” Russia is to blame for the 2010 plane crash that killed Polish president Lech Kaczyński.

“The actions of the Russian navigators and their Moscow decision makers had the aim to lead to the catastrophe of the Polish plane with president Lech Kaczyński and the whole delegation on-board,” Macierewicz told Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita.

The government plane crashed near Russia's Smolensk airport in April 2010 whilst carrying the first official delegation to commemorate the 1940 Katyn massacre. The plane carried the Polish president, his wife, the country's central bank chief, several MPs, its most senior military and cultural figures.

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WNU Editor: Russia had nothing to gain from the death of Polish President Lech Kaczyński. But like the 1963 Kennedy assassination .... there are a lot of theories, rumours, and suspicions on what caused this plane to crash .... and they are not going to go away in my life time (or the next).

1 comment:

Jay Farquharson said...

>>The pilots were attempting to land at Smolensk North Airport – a former military airbase – in thick fog, with visibility reduced to about 500 metres (1,600 ft). The aircraft descended far below the normal approach path until it struck trees, rolled inverted and crashed into the ground, coming to rest in a wooded area a short distance from the runway.[1]

Both the Russian and Polish official investigations found no technical faults with the aircraft, and concluded that the crew failed to conduct the approach in a safe manner in the given weather conditions. The Polish authorities found serious deficiencies in the organization and training of the Air Force unit involved, which was subsequently disbanded. Several high-ranking members of the Polish military resigned, under pressure from politicians and the media.<<

But of course, it was Col. Putin, in the Library, with a candlestick.