Poland has asked the US for help in putting pressure on Russia in case of the Smolensk disaster

Witold Waszczykowski

Warsaw hopes for US assistance in filing complaints against Russia in the international court of justice in the case of the Smolensk disaster. On Wednesday, April 19, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Witold Waszczykowski after a meeting with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, reports RIA Novosti.

“In the case of a catastrophe near Smolensk, we are interested in all help. Technical assistance in investigation assistance in the form of political pressure on Moscow,” — said Waszczykowski. He added that Warsaw also interested in legal aid as the plans of the Polish authorities to submit to the international court in the absence of cooperation with the Russian side.

Waszczykowski stressed that Tillerson is aware of the claims that Poland is placing Russia in the case of the Smolensk disaster. According to the diplomat, Warsaw hopes that the Department would “look with fresh eyes at the situation and will be able to help.”

The crash of Tu-154 aircraft of the Polish air force in Smolensk occurred in April 2010. All 96 people aboard were killed. Among the passengers was, in particular, the President of the country Lech Kaczynski with the spouse.

Interstate aviation Committee the outcome of the proceedings was considered as the cause of the crash is pilot error, including the decision not to go to the alternate. Poland conducted its own investigation and its results laid part of the blame on Russian air traffic controllers.

On 3 April, the Polish side put forward accusations of Russian managers and “third person,” which was in the control tower the flight.