Dear Ministers, ladies and gentlemen!
Soon it will be six years since the tragic date of April 10 April, 2010. The day on which an event took place, that had no right to ever occur!
This greatest tragedy since the World War II brought an immense loss to the Nation, Church, Parliament, Armed Forces, Katyn Family Federation, as well as many others.
Though it has been such a long time, we still do not know why they all died [in Smolensk]? What was the cause of death of our loved ones?
The Polish government did not want the Smolensk crash to be explained. Instead of conducting a thorough investigation into the crash, the government followed and repeated lies produced in Moscow. Elementary scientific principles were set aside, ignored, and the report by the [Jerzy Miller’s] government commission was full of half-truths, twisted facts, and unsupported hypotheses.
We, the victims’ families were treated disgracefully. We were sneered at when we fought for one, and one thing only – the simple truth! We were ridiculed when we reminded government officials about their duties, the duties they chose to disregard.
My late husband, General Andrzej Błasik has been a victim of an inconceivable campaign of hatred and slander. His superiors chose to repeat the lies, instead of defending the honor of the late General of the Polish Air Force.
During the recent years, I have lived through a true, never-ending nightmare. Nevertheless, during those six years, the villains did not make me or other families falter.
Today, we welcome the day of great hope.
This is the day, on which the Minister of Defense [Antoni Macierewicz] has appointed a new commission to investigate the Smolensk crash. I trust and believe that Poland will at last fulfill this duty.
On behalf of myself, and Smolensk victims’ families’, I would like to thank Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz for his great efforts, and for ordering the commission to resume its work. I would like to thank the commission’s members and associates for the hard work they have already completed, that too often was awarded with undeserved criticism and even suppression. I trust that the newly appointed experts will attempt an unbiased and thorough investigation of this national tragedy, and that they will be fully supported by the government and state institutions.
If Poland is to be a sovereign state that espouses the values that sustained our nation throughout the centuries, and if Poland is to take its deserving place on the international arena, the truth about that tragic Saturday of April 10, 2010 must be fully exposed.
We plead with this distinguished commission for just one thing – that it will conduct its work in an honest manner in order to explain the deaths of our family members. We all ought to be mindful that these victims gave their lives while in service to our Nation.
Honor their memory!
Orignal article source: wPolityce