Mateusz Morawiecki has criticised Russia for not returning the wreckage and black boxes of the TU-154M plane that crashed in Smolensk in 2010, killing all 96 on board, including the then Polish president Lech Kaczyński and his wife.
The head of an investigative committee into the 2010 Smolensk air disaster, which claimed the lives of the Polish president and dozens of top political and military figures, said on Monday that he hoped the committee's final report would be ready for presentation in April.
Explosions in the fuselage and wing of an official aircraft carrying the Polish president and dozens of senior political and military figures caused it to crash, according to a film on the work of an investigative committee into the accident, broadcast on Saturday.
Ceremonies took place across in Poland on Saturday to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the Smolensk air disaster, which killed 96 people, including Poland's then president Lech Kaczyński, during a landing attempt on a military airfield in western Russia.
The investigation of the tragic presidential plane crash in Smolensk, Russia, is entering its twelfth year.
A motion from Russia's Prosecutor General for legal assistance over the 2010 Smolensk air disaster is difficult to treat as anything but a provocation, a Polish deputy foreign minister has said, adding that Russia is not proceeding legally in the matter.
The 2010 fatal crash of the presidential plane in Smolensk, Russia is the greatest tragedy in Poland's history since WWII, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on social media on Friday, marking the disaster's 10th anniversary.
The Foreign Ministry has forwarded a diplomatic note to the Russian embassy calling for the immediate return of the wreckage of the Polish government airplane that crashed in Smolensk, western Russia, ten years ago.
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Smolensk plane crash that killed 96 people including the Polish president, central bank chief and military commanders. TFN’s Stuart Dowell looks back at the horrific events of April 10th 2010.
Poland's top officials on Friday marked the 10th anniversary of the Smolensk air disaster, which killed Poland's president and a large number of top state and military officials during a failed landing attempt in western Russia.