Polish media: Russia replaced the bodies of the victims of the Smolensk plane crash

Five months after the disaster near Smolensk, the former Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, has been notified that the Russians put a different body in the coffin of the exiled President, Ryszard Kaczorowski, as reported by Gazeta Polska.

"On the 24th of September, 2010 the leaders of the Polish government received information that would become the turning point in the investigation of the Smolensk catastrophe," the edition writes.

It is reported that the then Ambassador to Moscow, Jerzy Bahr, told the Polish authorities in an official letter that the body found in the coffin of Kaczorowski, belongs to someone else. The information is considered to be trustworthy. The publication claims that this information has not been passed on to the family of Kaczorowska and the exhumation has been blocked.

"It's a scandal, I am outraged over the violations in the process of identifying the body of the President, Ryszard Kaczorowski; his family only found out that his body was changed in the autumn of 2012; just before the exhumation," Gniewomir Rokosz-Kuczynski, the President of the European Youth Center and Development of Local Democracy (a non-governmental organization which cooperates with the office of Ryszard Kaczorowski in London) said.

As reported, the new Polish government recently resumed the investigation of the Smolensk disaster. On the 31th of March, five former officials were found liable in the Smolensk crash by a Warsaw court.

On April 10, 2010, 96 people died in the Tu-154 crash in Smolensk, including the then current Polish President, Lech Kaczynski, and his wife, the heads of all branches of the Armed Forces, the Chief of the General Staff, representatives of the Sejm and the Senate, staff from the Office of the President, the exiled last President of Poland, Ryszard Kaczorowski, the representatives of the Supreme Military Command and political parties, as well as other public and religious figures.

  Poland, Russia, Smolensk air crash

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