Poland Blames Russia for Assassinating Former President

A Polish government special commission created to investigate the death of former President Lech Kaczynski has reinforced its earlier allegations that the 2010 plane crash that killed Kaczynski and 95 others in Russia was the result of Moscow’s assassination plan.

The latest commission’s report released Monday alleged that the plane crash that killed Kaczynski, the first lady, 94 other government and armed forces figures, and many prominent Poles was due to an intentional detonation of planted explosives.

“The main and indisputable proof of the interference was an explosion in the left-wing … followed by an explosion in the plane’s center,” said Macierewicz, who previously served as defense minister in Poland’s right-wing government.

The main ruling Law and Justice party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, twin brother of the late president, was the head of the commission.

Earlier, Polish and Russian experts on aviation incidents released separate reports citing the crash on approach in dense fog to the Smolensk airport, which did not have sophisticated aviation equipment, was the result of human errors made in adverse weather conditions and found no proof of foul play.

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