Stegniy: the tragedy of Kaczynski is a tool of political struggle

© AP Photo / Mikhail MetzelОбломки of the plane of Polish President Lech Kaczynski. Archival photoStegniy: the tragedy of Kaczynski is a tool of political struggle© AP Photo / Mikhail Metzel

Current Polish authorities used the tragedy with the plane crash Polish President Lech Kaczynski near Smolensk, which occurred in 2010, as a tool of internal political struggle, said Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation, former co-chair of the Group on complex issues stemming from the history of Russian-Polish relations Pyotr Stegny.

«The current Polish government do with persistence, worthy the best application, plays the card of the Smolensk tragedy. Smolensk disaster, of course, is a tool of internal political struggle in Poland, the reason for the additional discredit of the opposition by the ruling party. At the same time these political games connected and Russia,» he said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

He recalled that Warsaw has more than a year promises to provide some new evidence of what happened, but still didn’t.

«Trying to find something to hold on, but fails. It is obvious that the new Commission does not aim to re-understand the causes of the tragedy, the whole world knows that they have already clarified how professionals MAK and Polish experts in 2011. I believe that a more open investigation into the causes of this terrible disaster, more open Russia’s position towards the Polish representatives who participated in the investigation, it is impossible to imagine», said Stegny.

«It is time for Polish politicians to stop speculating on this so painful for the Polish companies», — he said.

The plane Tu-154 of Polish President Lech Kaczynski in 2010, crashed during landing at the airport «Smolensk-North». Onboard there were 96 persons: 88 passengers and eight crew members flying at the mourning events in Katyn. They all died. The interstate aviation Committee in 2011 issued a final report on the results of technical investigation according to which, the immediate cause of the crash is recognized as the crew’s decision not to leave, despite difficult weather conditions, alternate airfield, and systemic causes of the shortcomings in flight operations and crew training.

The Polish side has repeatedly stated that the representatives of Warsaw did not actually participate in the work at the crash site and the autopsy of the victims. Moscow, in turn, denied this information. According to the Russian side, no one interfered with the work of Polish specialists at the crash site of the aircraft.

 

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