Former Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk and Russian President Vladimir Putin (left to right) at the crash site of Tu-154. 10 APR 2010
Photo: Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti
The Minister of defence of Poland said that there is a record of the meeting of ex-Prime Minister of the country Donald Tusk and Vladimir Putin on the day of the crash of Lech Kaczynski near Smolensk
The Minister of defence of Poland Anthony Macierewicz said that the Ministry has a recording of the interview on the day of the crash near Smolensk, former Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk and Vladimir Putin holding then a post of the Prime Minister of Russia. He told about it in interview to Gazeta Polska, excerpts of which lead to the “Radio Poland”.
According to him, Tusk met with Putin holding then a post of the head EMERCOM Sergey Shoigu and representatives of a special Commission convened by then-President Dmitry Medvedev in the evening of 10 April 2010. Macierewicz noted that Tusk didn’t tell anybody about his meeting with Putin. In addition, he said that the version of the disaster, which was presented by the Polish Prime Minister, is not consistent with the conclusions announced later by the interstate aviation Committee (IAC) Commission and former Minister of internal Affairs of Poland hedgehogs Miller.
As told Macierewicz, the story of Putin was not “not a word about the birch (according to the investigation, the plane touched its wing. — RBC), or the fact that the plane flipped over on his back.” These versions says the report of the Polish Commission.
The Tu-154, which was carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, as well as representatives of the military high command and senior officials, crashed on 10 April 2010 near Smolensk. The victims of the crash were 96 people.
Report on the investigation of the crash of the MAC was published in January 2011. In it the main perpetrators of the incident called the pilots, who refused to go to the alternate. In the document also it was told that the pilots acted under pressure, which they had aboard, Polish officials, in particular air force commander of Poland Andrzej Blasik.
September 11, Vaclav Barcinski, the head of the Polish Commission investigating the crash, said that the Commission was a new record. As stated by the Polish authorities, they have a record of negotiations between the controllers in the tower control. They are, in the opinion of Birchanskogo suggest that managers could convey to the crew the wrong information. As stated by the head of the Commission of the wrong could be information to runway.
A few days later, a representative of the sub-Commission of investigation of accidents Kazimierz Nowaczyk saidthat in the case of recording “black boxes” of the crashed near Smolensk in 2010, the Polish President’s plane cut by eight seconds. According to him, “three seconds were cut from the Polish recording and five seconds from the Russian” record.
The Minister of defence of Poland have repeatedly accused the first Polish Commission of falsification of data in the report about the crash of the presidential plane near Smolensk.