Polish allegations that Russia planted TNT aboard the airplane of President Lech Kaczynski that crashed in 2010 are a figment of their creativeness, Moscow stated, advising Warsaw to hearken to the pilots’ communications once more.
“Actuality has firmly intertwined with fiction, turning it into an limitless fantasy-making course of,” Maria Zakharova, Russia’s International Ministry spokeswoman, wrote on Fb concerning the freshly launched preliminary outcomes of Poland’s second probe into the last decade previous tragedy.
This investigation “has develop into the Yoknapatawpha County of recent Poland,” she stated, referring to a fictional territory in Mississippi the place the occasions of most novels by American author, William Faulkner, came about.
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Polish investigators declare that the Tu-154M airliner, carrying 96 folks – together with Kaczynski and different high Polish officers, crashed close to the Russian metropolis of Smolensk on April 10 – 2010 as a result of a blast on board. The explosives that brought about it had been allegedly planted on the airplane when it was present process repairs in Russia, in response to the probe, headed by nation’s former Protection Minister, Antoni Macierewicz.
Zakharova suggested the officers in Warsaw to learn or hear the transcript of the communications of the Polish presidential airplane’s pilots as an alternative of inventing unsubstantiated accusations in opposition to Moscow.
The pinnacle the Russian parliament’s International Coverage Committee Leonid Slutsky additionally stated that the Polish probe was “nonsense” and simply an try to “capitalize on Russophobia and rating factors” with the EU and the US.
Russia’s Investigative Committee identified that no traces of explosives had been discovered within the particles of the ill-fated airplane.
Each Russian and Polish investigations in 2011 concluded that the rationale for the crash of Kaczynski’s airplane was the captain’s reluctance to modify to another airport regardless of unhealthy climate circumstances in Smolensk and errors made by the crew through the touchdown,which was carried out in low visibility. That model was backed by the information of the pilots’ communications and different proof. The Polish report additionally held Russian air visitors controllers accountable.
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However the nation determined to launch a brand new probe into the incident in 2016 after Andrzej Duda grew to become president, in search of to play the anti-Russian card to be able to strengthen relations with the US. The investigators went so far as exhuming the our bodies of Kaczynski and different victims to be able to one way or the other show the idea of an explosion aboard, which had even been refuted by a variety of specialists in Poland.
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