Smolensk catastrophe: Poland in the Hague, served a complaint against Russia

The Polish government plans to attract Russia to justice at the International criminal court (ICC) in the Hague because of the refusal of Moscow to transfer to Poland the wreckage of the plane Tu-154 that crashed near Smolensk in 2010, informs on Wednesday Agency associated press.

According to the head of the Polish foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, at the moment Poland is preparing a statement that would shortly be brought to trial.

The Russian side has repeatedly stressed that can not yet provide Warsaw wreckage due to the ongoing investigation.

“In relation to the transfer to the Polish side of the wreckage – it makes no sense to once again explain why the wreckage needed by Russian investigators, while in Russia there are investigative actions”, – said in comments posted on 28 December last year on the website of the Russian Embassy in Warsaw.

The aircraft of the Polish air force Tu-154 crashed near Smolensk on 10 April 2010. On Board was an official Polish delegation led by President Lech Kaczynski, who flew to Katyn to participate in memorial events. Killed 96 people – 88 passengers and eight crew members. The list of those killed Kaczynski and his wife Maria, the heads of more than a dozen key state agencies, members of Parliament, including two Vice-speakers of the Sejm and Vice-President of the Senate, well known public and religious figures.