Foreign Ministry: allegations of Poland on the crash of the Tu-154M harm Russian-Polish relations
The Ministry recalled that earlier there was a thorough investigation, which showed that Russian managers to the incident with the presidential Board was not involved.
MOSCOW, April 3. /TASS/. Accusations of Polish prosecutors in the Russian air traffic controllers of involvement in the crash of the Polish “air force one” near Smolensk on 10 April 2010, causing damage to bilateral relations. This is stated in the commentary official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
As the diplomat reminded, informed during the special press conference, devoted to the investigation of the crash of Tu-154 of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, representatives of the Prosecutor General of the country has accused Russian air traffic controllers intentionally provoking this crash.
“In fact, we did not sound anything new, — said Zakharov. — It is only about tightening the known line of the Polish authorities, who initially tried at least partially to blame for the tragedy on Russian specialists, and are now seeking to arbitrarily ascribe some evil intent, put in the appropriate labels.”
“The true causes of the Smolensk plane crash are established and reflected in the report of the Interstate aviation Committee of 12 January 2011 on the results of carefully conducted investigations, — said the representative of the foreign Ministry. The trial showed that Russian managers are not privy to the incident, and in Warsaw it’s well know.”
According to her, despite the transparency of the situation, the Polish authorities continue to use the tragedy to settle political scores in the country
“While taxpayers’ money on maintaining empty activities the new mechanisms of pseudorelevance, the results of which are either not visible, or are contrary to common sense,” — said Zakharov.
“We believe this tactic is futile and detrimental to Russian-Polish relations, which already are not in the best condition”, — concluded the diplomat.