An investigative team of the Polish National Prosecutor's Office has filed to a Warsaw court for the temporary arrest of three Russian air traffic controllers who were on duty at the time when a Polish presidential plane crashed in Smolensk over 10 years ago.
The Polish government delegation will not go to Smolensk, western Russia, on April 10 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the fatal presidential plane crash and the 80th anniversary of the mass killings of Polish officers by the Soviets, the Prime Minister's Office said.
The President's Office never presented the agenda of the ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the Polish presidential plane crash, Blazej Spychalski, spokesperson for President Andrzej Duda, told PAP on Friday, commenting on a Reuters report.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday that he plans to attend observances of the anniversary of the 2010 Smolensk air disaster and 1940 Katyn Massacre of Polish POWs by Soviet security police that Poland wants to take place on April 10 in Russia.
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.