the Secretary of the office of the President of Poland Andrzej Dera in an interview with radio station RMF FM said about the reluctance of President Andrzej Duda to fly to Smolensk to honor the memory of his predecessor Lech Kaczynski. In 2010, the Kaczynski plane with 96 people on Board crashed while landing at the airport “Smolensk-North”. Kaczynski and an official Polish person planned to participate in the mourning events in Katyn, writes RIA Novosti.
Dera explained that the current difficult state of Russian-Polish relations makes Dudu to question the necessity of the visit. “I think the President personally is not a supporter of a visit to Russia,” said Dara.
in Recent years, Poland has persistently demands to transfer part of the presidential Tu-154. The Russian side said in response that the debris can be transferred only after the sentence comes into legal force or till the expiry of appeal against a decision or ruling on termination of criminal proceedings, and Poland still has not closed the investigation into the crash.
the interstate aviation Committee and first Polish Commission headed by former interior Minister Jerzy Miller in 2011 concluded that the accident occurred due to errors of the crew — the pilots did not change the flight plan and go to an alternate airfield because of fog. The current government of Poland rejected the report of the IAC and the Board of Miller and decided to create another Commission.