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.
Establishment of the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) party would not have been possible without the heritage of President Lech Kaczyński who died in the Smolensk air crash, PiS head and the late president's brother said on Friday, the fatal disaster's 10th anniversary.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday that it had expressed 'full readiness' to co-organise the Polish delegation's official visit to Smolensk and Katyn on April 10 to commemorate the 2010 Smolensk air disaster.
Russia is working to meet Poland's request for help in organising an official visit to Smolensk and Katyn on April 10 to commemorate the 2010 Smolensk air disaster and the 1940 Katyn Forest Massacre, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday.
The Senate on Thursday adopted a resolution marking the 10th anniversary of the 2010 Smolensk Air Disaster, which killed Poland's president, first lady, and over 80 top state and military officials.
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.
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.