Russian investigators will conduct a series of investigative actions in Poland in a criminal case on the Polish plane crash of Tu-154 Smolensk

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation and the General Military Prosecutor’s Office of the Polish Republic continue criminal investigation into the crash of the Polish aircraft Tu-154, carrying out the non-regular international flight on the route Warsaw – “Smolensk-Severnyi”.

At the request of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for legal assistance from 16 to 30 April 2011 a number of necessary investigatory actions with participation of Russian investigators in Poland are planned to be conducted. In particular, the investigators of the Investigative Committee of Russia with the participation of Polish prosecutors are planning to question the officials responsible for organizing and preparation of a particularly important flight delivering on 10 April 2010 to Smolensk, a delegation headed by the President of Poland Lech Kaczynski, as well as military personnel, providing preparation of the aircraft, crew and release of the aircraft from the airport in Warsaw.

In accordance with the joint work plan during interrogations in the presence of Russian investigators the circumstances of the case important to determine the truth must be established: in particular, details concerning the training of the aircraft commander and other crew members, the amount of relevant information provided by him and needed for the flight from Warsaw and landing on the airfield “Smolensk-Severnyi”, the establishment of regulations and other documents that guided the crew of Polish TU-154M during a flight over the territory of the Russian Federation and landing on the airfield of the State Aviation of the Russian Federation,.

The results of this work allow the Russian investigators and Polish prosecutors to schedule a further complex of investigations.