Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz promised to declassify archive materials related to the accident that killed president Lech Kaczynski in 2010.
According to TASS, the minister said in on Thursday, September 15 at a press conference of the Commission on Aircraft Accidents Investigation.
According to him, declassifying the information is necessary for the public to have an objective picture of the events.
Antoni Macierewicz has found previous investigations of the catastrophe “unsubstantial”, both in Russia and in Poland.
“There is evidence of falsification, lies, and getting away from the truth in the archives of the Commission on Aircraft Accidents Investigation”, said Macierewicz.
During the press conference, a presentation with excerpts from documents, reports, photographs, audio and video recordings was demonstrated, which described the actions of the Polish Commission on Aircraft Accidents Investigation, and the country’s authorities. According to authors of the presentation, Polish authorities came under the influence of Moscow, and agreed that conclusions of the two countries about the causes of the plane crash must be the same.
The day before, on September 14, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova said that the allegations of the Polish authorities in the Russian involvement in the crash near Smolensk undermine the already deteriorated relations between the two countries.