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Moscow calls Polish claims it planted explosives on crashed president Kaczynski’s aircraft ‘infinite fantasy-making’

Moscow calls Polish claims it planted explosives on crashed president Kaczynski’s plane ‘endless fantasy-making’

Polish allegations that Russia planted TNT aboard the aircraft of President Lech Kaczynski that crashed in 2010 are a figment of their creativeness, Moscow mentioned, advising Warsaw to take heed to the pilots’ communications once more.

“Actuality has firmly intertwined with fiction, turning it into an infinite fantasy-making course of,” Maria Zakharova, Russia’s International Ministry spokeswoman, wrote on Fb in regards to 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 mentioned, 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 individuals – together with Kaczynski and different prime Polish officers, crashed close to the Russian metropolis of Smolensk on April 10 – 2010 attributable to a blast on board. The explosives that precipitated it have been allegedly planted on the aircraft when it was present process repairs in Russia, based on 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 aircraft’s pilots as an alternative of inventing unsubstantiated accusations in opposition to Moscow. 

The top the Russian parliament’s International Coverage Committee Leonid Slutsky additionally mentioned that the Polish probe was “nonsense” and simply an try and “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 aircraft.

Each Russian and Polish investigations in 2011 concluded that the explanation for the crash of Kaczynski’s aircraft was the captain’s reluctance to modify to an alternate airport regardless of dangerous climate situations in Smolensk and errors made by the crew throughout the touchdown,which was carried out in low visibility. That model was backed by the data of the pilots’ communications and different proof. The Polish report additionally held Russian air site 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 turned 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 in some way show the idea of an explosion aboard, which had even been refuted by numerous consultants in Poland.

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