Preparations for the 2010 visit of President Lech Kaczynski to Katyn under scrutiny of the Bureau of Government Protection (BOR)
SCND: February 3, 2016
The Government Protection Bureau (BOR) appointed a special review team to assess the process of preparations for the 2010 visit of the President of the Republic of Poland, Professor Lech Kaczynski, and other persons protected by BOR, to Katyn on April 10, 2010.
This information appeared on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration. The decision in this matter was made in consultation with the deputy head of the Interior Ministry, Jaroslaw Zielinski.
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Shortly after the crash, the head of the Government Protection Bureau (abbr. BOR), General Marian Janicki stated: “I have nothing to blame myself for.” So, not only that he was not charged with anything, but inexplicably, one year later he was promoted to the rank of Divisional General by Poland’s President Bornislaw Komorowski. Similarly, Col. Paweł Bielawny, who was BOR’s Deputy Chief at the time of the crash was rewarded by president Komorowski. “Job well done!” – He rose in ranks to become Brigadier General. In addition, Radosław Sikorski, Poland’s Foreign Minister, bestowed Marian Janicki with the Honorary Bene Merito medal. We can also add that Ambassador Jerzy Bahr, who was carrying out his mission on April 10, 2010, received from President Komorowski the prestigious Krzyż Komandorski z Gwiazdą Orderu Odrodzenia Polski (eng. Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Rebirth of Poland).
According to the Head of the Government Protection Bureau, the newly formed team will gather materials relating to the preparation, organization, protection and conduct of the visit of the President of the Republic of Poland, Professor Lech Kaczynski and others in Katyn, on April 10, 2010. During the course of the review, the team will focus on all protective measures, or lack thereof, undertaken by Government Protection Bureau for this visit.
The press release reads:
The team will also analyze measures that could influence the proper protection of the Polish President and other participants, who were also under the protection of the BOR during their visit to Katyn. The team activities will be led by the Deputy Chief of the Government Protection Bureau, Colonel Jacek Lipski. The final report will be presented to the Head of BOR, Colonel Andrew Pawlikowski no later than 31 of May 2016.
The Prosecutor's Office and the Supreme Audit Office (NIK) already identified a number of major lapses and errors in BOR's actions during the process of preparations, and the visit to the Katyn itself. Upon analysis of these lapses, the prosecution issued an indictment against the former Deputy BOR Chief, Pawel Bielawny. His case is currently pending in court.
Source: lap / mswia.gov.pl
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