Kremlin Provocation at the site of the Smolensk Catastrophe!
The Polish Foreign Ministry objects and demands explanations
Published: June 1, 2019
Scandal in Smolensk! At the place of the tragedy, tables were placed with provocative and objectionable information: "Cause of the crash - pilot error!"
The placing of these tables at the crash site of the Smolensk disaster and the content of such tables was not agreed with the Polish side. Poland objected to this act and expects explanations, immediate removal of the tables, and implementation of arrangements for the construction of a monument commemorating victims of the Smolensk tragedy on the crash site - the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
The Polish Press Agency reported that at the place of the Tu-154M crash in Smolensk, there were boards with information about the catastrophe in the Russian language. The text on the boards shows, among others findings, the causes of the disaster according to the Russian Inter-State Aviation Committee (MAK).
The author of the tablets is a private organization in Smolensk called the Foundation for Aid in Reconciliation of Participating Nations in Military Conflicts. Its representative, Vladimir Shargaev, said that these are "tables that explain human tragedy." He also said that "this is not a state initiative but an initiative of a social organization, the Reconciliation Foundation."
In response to this provocation, the deputy head of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs responsible for eastern policy, Marcin Przydacz, met with the ambassador of the Russian Federation in Warsaw, Sergey Andreyev. In the official Polish communique presented to the Russian ambassador - the press office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs - the Polish side said that "both the content and the placement of the tables has not been agreed with the Polish side" and that Poland expects clarity in this matter, the removal of the tables, and the enforcement of the Polish-Russian arrangements for the construction of a monument dedicated to the victims of the Smolensk tragedy at the crash site."
Earlier, information about Andreyev being summoned to the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and about the expectations of the Polish side regarding the boards placed near the crash site of the Smolensk disaster was provided by the RMF FM portal.
Three large plaques combined into one unit stand between the stone commemorating the place of the catastrophe and the birch tree at which visitors to this place leave flowers and candles.
The current owner of the area, Aleksandr Syriewicz, said that the foundation asked him to provide space for erecting tables and that they contain "general information that is officially published." Syriewicz said that the boards have been there for about a week. Also, Shargaev said that they were erected last week. However, according to the reports of TVP journalists who were at the site on Saturday, there were no boards, and the information that they were placed there on Monday was confirmed by the Polish Consul in Smolensk, Joanna Strzelczyk.
The first plaque, entitled 'Chronology of accident on 10/04/2010,' was marked with the Polish emblem - an eagle in the crown – and with the signature 'Commission for Aircraft Accidents Investigation'. On this board there are excerpts from the final report of the Polish Committee for Aircraft Accidents Investigation, published in 2011.
In front of these fragments an introduction was placed, which states, inter alia, that "the investigation of the Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) established that “all aircraft systems operated normally," and that MAK "indicated the abnormal actions of the aircraft crew and the exertion of psychological pressure on the pilots as the cause of the crash…"
The second table contains fragments of the MAK report and its conclusions.
The third board is entitled "General information" and contains a description of the "synoptic situation" on the day of the disaster, information about the Smolensk-Northern aerodrome and information about the Tu-154M aircraft.
Syriewicz, director of the Wiek company, since 2017 is the owner of a plot adjacent to the airport Siewiernyj in Smolensk, which previously belonged to Smoleńsk Aircraft Facility. This plot includes a fragment of the territory where the remains of the victims and the plane were found after the disaster. On its territory there is a stone commemorating the tragedy and a concrete road leading to the place of the disaster.
Vladimir Szargajew is one of the people who signed an appeal letter to President Vladimir Putin, published on the blog "Zawtra" in April of this year. The signatories of this letter called on the Russian authorities to officially declare that they have no connection to the Katyn massacre. This letter was also signed, among others, by Władisław Szwed, who for years has been proclaiming that the Poles who were taken prisoners of war in 1939 by the Red Army, were murdered in Katyn by the Germans in 1941.
On April 10, 2010, the Tu-154M plane with the highest Polish delegation on board heading to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre crashed near Smolensk. All 96 people on board were killed, including the President of the Republic of Poland, Lech Kaczyński, and his wife, as well as many high-ranking state officials and military commanders.
Click on the thumbnails below to view screen dumps from the detectors used to examine the wreckage and seats from the Polish president's plane crash in Smolensk. An "X" denotes the presence of the detected explosive substance and its type. The underlined Polish word "Probka" or "probka" in the screen dump 1 and 2, means "Sample"
Why did they all fly on the same plane?
Synopsis: January 12, 2013, Toronto, Canada. The wife of the late Deputy-Minister of Culture Tomasz Merta: "What I am about to tell you now, are suspicions - and not even my own - but, rather the [suspicions of the] individuals in the inner-circles of the [Polish] military... I heard a statement that was made - but, I am not taking any responsibility for how credible, or not credible it is. [I heard that] had the generals and journalists' not been re-assigned to different aircraft, it wouldn't have been the Tupolev [Tu-154M], but rather the Casa [transport aircraft] that would have been taken out.
Because the Generals were no longer onboard the Casa, there was no reason for it to get airborne. And for this reason it was the Yak[-40] that flew off to Smolensk. This Casa [transport aircraft] was never examined in any way. It was not subject to any examination. Aside from a single note in the deposition given to the military, no one was interested why this aircraft didn't fly [to Smolensk]. Perhaps, this is someones crazy phantasy, but perhaps it isn't.
Some [Polish] military personnel had suggested, that it [the Casa] had to stay behind at the Okecie military [tarmack], so that the explosives could be removed from it - because they were no longer needed [...] I am only repeating what I was told."
"Disarming" Explosives ...
It is worth for us to retrace the entire process of "disarming" the case of explosive substances at the crash site. It all started with the publication of Cezary Gmyz in "Rzeczpospolita" on October 30, 2012, and information that the detectors, which were used by experts in Smolensk (in late September and October) showed traces of TNT and nitroglycerine.
As it turned out, the journalist was also reporting about the indication of Hexogen. The storm broke. The prosecution denied the publication, and ultimately, the editor-in-chief of "Rzeczpospolita," Cezary Gmyz and two other journalists lost their jobs. The entire editorial staff of one of Poland’s most popular weeklies, "Uważam Rze", was also silenced.
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