The Polish authorities decided not to confine themselves to only accusing the Russian Federation of the crash of the presidential plane Tu-154M on April 10, 2010, on which the then Polish President Lech Kaczynski was flying, but also to bring to justice those who could be directly involved in the tragedy.
Thus, the First Investigation Group under the Polish State Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion with the District Court in Warsaw’s Mokotów district for the temporary arrest of three dispatchers who were on duty at the Smolensk-Severny airport on the day the Polish government plane crashed. The press secretary of the Prosecutor’s Office Eva Bialik announced this late on Wednesday evening. Polish Press Agency.
“The charges brought against the controllers relate to the deliberate incidence of a plane crash, which led to the death of a large number of people“, – said Bialik.
As the Polish agency informs, a petition to the court is the first step towards issuing an international arrest warrant. If the court issues a relevant order, investigators can take steps to detain the dispatchers.
Earlier, the Polish government commission presented a film, according to which two explosions allegedly occurred on board the Tu-154. At the same time, Warsaw believes that explosives were planted in the plane during repairs in Russia. The TFR denied this information.
Recall that the Tu-154 crashed on April 10, 2010 while landing at the Smolensk-Severny airport. There were 96 people on board: 88 passengers and eight crew members. They all died. Poland from the very beginning of the investigation insisted that the explosion was the cause of the crash.
Earlier, “FACTS” wrote that the former head of the office of the ex-Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk Tomasz Arabki was sentenced to ten months in prison with a two-year suspension for negligence that led to the crash of the presidential plane over Smolensk. In the opinion of the Warsaw District Court, it allowed the organization of a flight with the president on board on the Warsaw-Smolensk route, although Smolensk-Severny airport was not an airport in the light of international law,