Friday, June 2, 2017


In 2010 the Polish president along with other cabinet members and military officials were traveling to Russia. They were traveling to Russia for a ceremony that marked the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre, in which more than 20,000 Polish officers were murdered by the Soviet Union's secret police, on its way the plane crashed in Smolensk in Western Russia killing all 96 people. The PiS party in Poland speculated it was brought down with a weapon, while some say it was Russian air traffic controllers at fault. In the end both Poland and Russia concluded that the crash was due to pilot's error. This was the worst disaster for Poland since World War 2.

Marek Pasionek who is the deputy prosecutor general said Thursday "people remains have been swapped, while nine other coffins contained various mixed-up remains. The ex-Polish president had the remains of two other people in his coffins, while a half of general's body was missing, another general contained 14 body parts that belonged to seven other people. General Potasinki's contained six body parts that belonged to four other people. This mix-up reflects poorly on Tusk's Polish government, and also this tragedy continues to darken Polish-Russian relations.

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