The words of the Minister of defence of Poland Anthony of Makarevicha about the plane crash near Smolensk that killed President Lech Kaczynski, undermine and without that uneasy relations of Moscow and Warsaw. This is stated in the comments of the Department of information and press of MFA of Russia.
“Of course, it is difficult to comment on these conjectures. Another thing is important. Irresponsible statements by Makarevich directed on shaking and so tense relations between the two countries, does not tally with made already from Warsaw wishes to promote pragmatic cooperation between Russia and Poland, leveraging bilateral arrangements and formats, still frozen by the authorities,” said representatives of the Foreign Ministry.
March 13 Macierewicz called terrorist attack plane crash near Smolensk. According to him, the action was intended to deprive Poland of people who “led the country to independence”. The Minister mentioned the plane crash in the same row with the actions, attributed by many observers in Russia, however, is not directly stated that for the plane crash responsible Moscow.
Earlier the words of Bazarevich commented on in the Kremlin. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov said that “this is a fairly sweeping statement that under a no nothing”.
Commenting on the words of the Polish Minister, the official representative of the Investigative Committee (investigating the crash) Vladimir Markin has declared that “in the race for the most ridiculous and stupid statements suddenly appeared a new leader.”
On 10 April 2010 near Smolensk the plane crashed Tu-154, which flew the President of Poland Lech Kaczynski, his wife, representatives of the high command of the Polish army and representatives of political parties. The crash killed 96 people. The interstate aviation Committee has established that the cause of the crash of the presidential airliner became the incorrect actions of the crew.