Statement by the foreign Minister of Poland Witold Wasikowska, who compared the plane crash near Smolensk with the attempt to eliminate the leaders of Poland, contributes to heighten Russophobic sentiments in the country. This opinion in an interview with RSN was expressed by the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Vladimir djabarov.
“I think it’s absolutely irresponsible statement. This is complete nonsense. I didn’t expect Polish politicians can sink to such meanness. They are, in fact, used the tragedy that shook not only Poland and Russian citizens for political purposes. It seems that rusofobstvo reaches unprecedented heights that they can’t give the analysis to what they say, their versions,” says djabarov.
He expressed the opinion that “all this are the ruling circles of Poland, are not interested in normalization of our relations and try once again to rock the boat anti-Russian, anti-Russian sentiments as much as possible”.
“The poles, for historical reasons, trying to take revenge for what happened in the confrontation with Russia in previous years. This is a typical attempt to use the situation in stoking anti-Russian sentiment,” says djabarov.
Plane crash of Tu-154, on Board of which there were President of Poland Lech Kaczynski, as well as representatives of political and military leaders crashed in Smolensk on 10 April 2010. Then killed 96 people. Previously the cause of the crash MAC called wrong actions of crew.
On 14 March the Minister of defence of Poland Antoni Macierewicz called the plane crash a terrorist attack. The official suggested that the attack was aimed at “depriving Poland of leadership that led the country to independence”. In the Kremlin this statement is called lumping.
Today, a statement was made by the foreign Minister of Poland, who said that the crash had the same effect, like “if someone wanted to eliminate the leadership of the Polish state”.