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Poland expects U.S. support for filing a complaint against Russia in the international court of justice foreign Minister

Waszczykowski – Tillerson: for seven years we are not able clearly to identify the causes of the tragedy

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Poland intends to file a complaint against Russia to the international court of justice in the Hague in the case of the Smolensk catastrophe and expects the support of the US. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Witold Waszczykowski during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, reports Gazeta Polska Codziennie.

“Invaluable would be the diplomatic support the United States. We are talking about the possibility to exert pressure on the Kremlin. Because for the past seven years, we are not able clearly to identify the causes of this tragedy,” – said Waszczykowski.

About the possibility of filing complaints for investigation, including the European court of human rights in Strasbourg, and initiate proceedings against Russia for what she refuses to return seized property of Poland (the wreckage of the presidential Tu-154M), Minister Waszczykowski said in an interview with PAP in November 2015.

The Tu-154, where President Lech Kaczynski with his wife and 86 members of the government delegation crashed near Smolensk on 10 April 2010. All aboard people were killed.

Russia, the accident occurred after a demand of the commander of the air forces of Poland Andrzej Blasik going to land, despite the difficult weather conditions. In Poland reject this version.

In March 2015, the chief military Prosecutor of Poland has charged two managers of the airport of Smolensk in the case of the accident aircraft.

In February 2016 Poland has initiated a re-investigation of the circumstances of the crash of Tu-154. In the Polish defense Ministry stated that the plane could disintegrate in the air.

On 3 April it became known that Poland intends to press charges of premeditated provocation of the tragedy near Smolensk two Russian air traffic controllers and the unknown man who was in the control tower of flights. The Kremlin has denied the charges.

In the film, a government sub-Commission of Poland of investigation of the Smolensk disaster, presented April 10 in Warsaw, said that on Board the Tu-154 plane before impact with the ground probably occurred the explosion of the thermobaric charge.

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