The wreckage of a Polish passenger plane Tu-154 crash near Smolensk, which in 2010 killed former Polish leader Lech Kaczynski, remain in Russia, because official Warsaw has not yet completed the investigation. This statement was made on Friday, February 9, the Ambassador of Russia in Poland Sergey Andreev.
“The theme of returning to Poland the wreckage of the presidential plane overly politicized around her artificially created increased excitement, as though the issue has some symbolic value. Meanwhile, from the practical point of view, the question of where the wreckage — in Russia or in Poland — is immaterial,” said the Russian diplomat.
The Ambassador stressed that the Polish investigators and experts at all stages of the investigation were provided full access to the wreckage of the crashed aircraft. Andreev explained that the wreckage remains in Russia, because the investigation of the crash has not been completed, and according to Russian legislation until the completion of all procedural acts, the wreckage should remain at the disposal of the Russian investigation.