Polish prosecutors and forensic technicians are conducting procedural steps on examination of the TU-154M presidential plane that crashed in Smoleńsk, Russia, on April 10, 2010, with the loss of 96 lives, the Russian Investigative Committee has announced.
At their Wednesday summit in Brussels, EU leaders observed a minute's silence to commemorate the victims of the 2010 Polish presidential plane crash near Smolensk in western Russia that took the lives of the presidential couple and a range of top officials.
On April 10th 2010, 96 people including the then president of Poland Lech Kaczyński and his wife were killed when the plane they were flying in crashed over Smolensk. The passengers were on their way to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Katyń massacre. Included in the horrific death toll were government dignitaries, leading politicians, military personnel and their families, as well as members of the clergy, families of those killed in Katyń and government protection officers.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation announced on Thursday that Russian and Polish investigators will carry out an additional examination of parts of the Polish Tu-154M plane which crashed in 2010 in the Smolensk air disaster.
I was not politically responsible for President Lech Kaczynski's April 10, 2010, trip to Katyn, European Council head and former Polish PM Donald Tusk said on Monday in Warsaw testifying as a witness at the trial of his former office head, Tomasz Arabski.
Former Polish PM and current European Council head Donald Tusk will testify at a Warsaw district court on Monday in a hearing on the 2010 Smolensk air disaster, in which the accused is his former chancellery head, Tomasz Arabski.
A special commission under former Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz has refuted the 2011 findings of a government commission investigating the 2010 Smolensk air disaster, which stated pilot error as the disaster cause.
Polish President Andrzej Duda and ruling Law and Justice party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski attended a ceremony on Tuesday, during which a monument to the victims of the Polish presidential plane disaster of 2010 was unveiled.
A plaque commemorating the late President Lech Kaczynski was unveiled in the Polish Sejm (lower house of parliament) on Monday, and the current head of state Andrzej Duda said President Kaczynski sought a sovereign and solidary Poland until the end.
A monument to the victims of the 2010 Smolensk air disaster, unveiled in Budapest on Friday, is a beautiful gesture which will serve to strengthen Polish-Hungarian friendship, Poland's ruling Law and Justice party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said in the Hungarian capital.