Foreign Ministry has criticized the prosecution of Warsaw for the identification of victims of the disaster

Maria Zakharova

The remains of the bodies of those killed in the plane crash in Smolensk were transferred to Warsaw in compliance with all necessary regulations and formalities. This was stated by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, reports “Interfax”.

“For the subsequent procedures that were carried out on the territory of Poland, the Russian competent authorities did not have any relations”, — said the diplomat.

Zakharova called the accusations by the Polish authorities to the Russian experts, “false and incorrect”. The official representative of foreign policy Department noted that the accident investigation was as open as possible.

The diplomat added that the remains of the victims were in Russia a matter of days, their identity has engaged officials from Poland and the relatives of the victims. “In many cases, this required a genetic examination. The Russian was not just professionals, including because the Polish side insisted on the immediate sending bodies home,” — concluded Zakharov.

29 may it became known that in the coffin of General Bronislaw Kwiatkowski, who died in a plane crash near Smolensk, found fragments of the remains of the other seven people — members of the Polish delegation.

On 10 April 2010 near Smolensk fell the Tu-154, on Board of which were high-ranking Polish politicians, including the President of the country Lech Kaczynski with the spouse. As a result, all passengers and crew members a total of 96 people died. The interstate aviation Committee called the cause of the incident was pilot error. The Polish side did its own investigation and laid part of the blame on Russian air traffic controllers. The investigation continues both in Poland and in Russia.