Locked content Smolensk exhumations begin

The State Prosecutor’s office confirmed last week that it will go ahead with exhuming the bodies of 83 passengers killed in the Smolensk plane crash in April of 2010. On Monday, the exhumation began by removing the bodies of President Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria. A Polish press report on Monda...

Locked content Lech Kaczyński’s remains to be exhumed

On Wednesday, the National Prosecutor’s Office announced the decision to exhume the bodies of the 2010 Smolensk plane crash, in which all 96 passengers died, including President Lech Kaczyński and his wife. The remains of all the victims, including those of President Lech Kaczyński and First L...

Council of Europe appoints new author of Smolensk crash report

The Council of Europe’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights has started work on a report on the 2010 Smolensk plane crash, in which all 96 passengers died, including President Lech Kaczyński and his wife. The Council of Europe may pass a resolution on the issue after the report is prepared....

Poland commemorates Smoleńsk crash anniversary

On Sunday, Poland marked the sixth anniversary of a plane crash in Smoleńsk, which killed 96 people, including President Lech Kaczyński and his wife. This year’s celebrations were the first since conservative party Law and Justice (PiS) led by Jarosław Kaczyński, twin brother of late president...

Locked content New Smoleńsk commission appointed

A new commission has been appointed today to once more investigate the circumstances regarding the 2010 Smolensk plane crash. The commission consists of 21 members, of which four are foreigners. Its chief is Dr. Wacław Berczynski, who will be aided by Prof. Kazimierz Nowaczyk and Dr. Bogdan Gajewski...

Locked content MON: new Smolensk commission will be formed this week

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence (MON) announced on Monday that a new commission will be created this week in order to investigate the 2010 Smolensk crash. Speaking on TVP Info, the spokesperson also added that the commission will include at least 10 people, and will consist of both Polish...

Poles commemorate fifth anniversary of Smoleńsk crash

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Smoleńsk catastrophe. A presidential Tu-154 with 96 people on board crashed upon approach to Smoleńsk military airport which was shrouded in thick fog on April 10, 2010. Military and government staff, including President Lech Kaczyński and his wife lost their...