Russia commented on Poland's accusations over the Kaczynski case

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Russia commented on Poland's accusations over the Kaczynski case

Russia commented on Poland's accusations about Moscow's indefinite retention of the wreckage of President Lech Kaczynski's plane that crashed near Smolensk in 2010. Oleg Tyapkin, Director of the Third European Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, told RIA Novosti.

“The Russian Foreign Ministry and other relevant departments have repeatedly stated that until the completion of investigative actions in Russia, which are carried out, inter alia, on the basis of more and more new requests from the Polish side, as well as the adoption of a final procedural decision, material evidence must be located on the territory of the Russian Federation.” , – the diplomat emphasized.

According to him, the statement of Warsaw on the indefinite retention of the aircraft wreckage by the Russian side has no basis. Tyapkin added that Moscow also does not violate international law.

Poland has repeatedly demanded to hand over the Tu-154 wreckage to it, but they remain in Russia, since the investigation has not yet been completed.

The Tu-154 plane crash near Smolensk occurred in 2010. On board were high-ranking Polish officials, including President Lech Kaczynski and his wife. All passengers and crew members were killed. The Polish side conducted its own investigation and placed some of the blame on the Russian dispatchers. Russia denies the commission's findings about the explosion. The investigation continues in both Warsaw and Moscow. The fact that the explosion was the cause of the disaster has been claimed in Warsaw since 2016.

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