Posted 17 сентября 2020, 06:09

Published 17 сентября 2020, 06:09

Modified 24 декабря 2022, 22:38

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Poland demands the arrest of Russian dispatchers who were on duty on the day of the Tu-154 crash

17 сентября 2020, 06:09
The first investigation team under the Polish State Prosecutor's Office filed a motion with the District Court of the Vrashava-Mokotov region for the temporary arrest of three dispatchers who were on duty at Smolensk-Severny airport on the day of the crash of the Polish government Tu-154M aircraft on April 10, 2010.

Press Secretary of the Polish Prosecutor General's Office Ewa Bialik on the website of the Polish Press Agency

If the court decides on the arrest, this will be a step towards placing the dispatchers on the international wanted list with the subsequent demand for their extradition to Warsaw. According to Bialik, "the charges brought against the controllers relate to the deliberate provocation of a plane crash, which resulted in the death of many people".

Earlier it was reported that the Polish commission found that explosives hit Kaczynski's plane during repairs in Russia. The investigation into the circumstances of the death of the Tu-154 was carried out by the Interstate Aviation Committee of the countries of the former USSR and the State Aviation Commission for the Investigation of Air Crashes of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Poland, which came to similar conclusions.

Recall that a plane with a Polish delegation led by Lech Kaczynski flew to Smolensk to hold mourning events in nearby Katyn, where Polish officers were shot during the Second World War. The plane crash killed 88 passengers and eight crew members. The Russian Foreign Ministry called the allegations of the explosion irrational.