Saturday, May 8, 2010
FLASHBACK: Regime Change by Plane Crash
Poland’s opposition, led by the identical twin of the country’s late president, said on Thursday it wants Warsaw to take over the probe into the plane crash in which the head of state died this month.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s Law and Justice (PiS) party hit out at Moscow’s handling of the inquiry into the April 10 crash in Smolensk in western Russia, which claimed the lives of Lech Kaczynski along with 95 others.
“This investigation is flawed,” said lawmaker Arkadiusz Mularczyk.
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PiS spokesman Mariusz Blaszczak said the party was concerned after video footage of the crash site suggested it was not being properly protected.
Footage broadcast by Polish media Wednesday suggested that the public had access to the Russian crash site and had been able to pick through personal items belonging of the victims.
“In the wake of what we’ve seen in the media, this situation calls for a firm reaction from Poland. It’s Poland’s duty to run this probe,” PiS spokesman Blaszczak insisted.
This article was posted: Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 12:04 pm