May 9th, 2019
The Polish PM expressed his hope on Thursday that Polish experts will be able to take part in an examination of the TU-154M presidential plane wreckage in Russia, even though it has been delayed a long time. He said the wreckage should have been in Poland long ago. The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation announced on Wednesday that it had accepted Poland's motion regarding another examination of the plane wreckage kept in Smolensk, Russia, and added that it will be carried out "in the presence of Polish representatives." On April 10, 2010, President Lech Kaczynski, his wife, the last President of Poland in exile Ryszard Kaczorowski and dozens of senior government officials and military commanders were killed in the air disaster near Smolensk, western Russia. The delegation was on its way to Katyn to attend events marking the 70th anniversary of the 1940 Katyn Massacre, during which close to 22,000 Polish POWs were murdered at the hands of the Soviets.