Three years ago, a plane carrying Poland’s president and a delegation of high-level officials crashed in Russia, killing 96 people. The political fallout from the disaster continues to reverberate through Polish society. Continue reading
Poland is asking the European Union to pressure Moscow to return the wreckage of the plane that crashed in Russia in 2010, killing President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. Continue reading
Forensic testing has proven that two more victims of the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others were misidentified and buried in the wrong graves, Polish prosecutors said Wednesday. Continue reading
A Polish newspaper said Tuesday it had fired its editor and a journalist who penned an article claiming explosive traces were found on the wreck of the jet which crashed in Russia in 2010, killing then president Lech Kaczynski.
In a front-page open letter published in the daily Rzeczpospolita, its owner Grzegorz Hajdarowicz blasted the actions of editor-in-chief Tomasz Wroblewski and reporter Cezary Gmyz. Continue reading
THE editor-in-chief of Poland’s leading conservative newspaper, Rzeczpospolita, has left his job after publishing an inaccurate report that explosives were found in the remains of the plane that crashed and killed Polish president Lech Kaczynski and 95 other VIPs in Smolensk, Russia in 2010. This stoked the fire of claims that the accident was an assassination. The reporter of the story and two other employees have also left the paper. Continue reading
Poland has reburied the body of its last leader-in-exile Ryszard Kaczorowski after a mix-up over the remains of some victims of a 2010 presidential plane crash in Russia that killed 96 people including the then head of state. Continue reading
One of the key witnesses in the case of the air crash of the Polish Tu-154 near Smolensk, Remigiusz Mus, was found hanged. The body was found in the basement of a residential building near Warsaw, where he was living with his wife. Investigators believe that it was an act of suicide, officials said. Continue reading
The disaster, which killed the country’s former president and his entourage, is still a source of major political tension.
Just when Poles thought the ghost of Smolensk had disappeared, up it popped again. Last week, Polish military authorities exhumed the body of another wrongly identified victim of the April 2010 airplane crash that killed Poland’s former president, his wife, and 94 other passengers — the third case so far this year. Continue reading
Suspicions among some in Poland that a 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and much of the country’s senior leadership was not an accident were revived on Tuesday by a disputed newspaper report suggesting that traces of explosives may have been found in the wreckage in western Russia. Continue reading
Polish military prosecutors on Tuesday denied a newspaper report that said investigators had found traces of explosives in the 2010 plane crash in Russia which killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. Continue reading