Polish politician ‘commissioned attack on presidential plane’: report
PR dla Zagranicy
A German Federal Intelligence (BND) report published in a new book allegedly indicates that a senior Polish politician commissioned Russian general Jurij Desinov to carry out an attack on the Polish presidential plane in Smolensk in 2010, Polish weekly Gazeta Polska reports.
The site of the crash in 2010. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
German author Jürgen Roth claims to have gained access to a German intelligence report which cites “Robert”, a Polish colonel working for military intelligence, as one source of information about “a highly probable attack using explosives”.
According to the report, “the Polish presidential plane had very high security requirements” and placing explosives with a remote detonator on the plane would be “impossible without engaging Polish forces”, Gazeta Polska said.
Gazeta Polska on Wednesday published a foreword to the book, which includes a copy of Roth’s cited report and the author’s explanation.
Roth’s new book, entitled “Smolensk 2010. The conspiracy that changed the world” is premiering in Polish on November 7.
Poland’s Law and Justice (PiS) party, which came to power last year, has reopened a probe into the 10 April 2010 plane crash in Smolensk, western Russia, which saw the death of 96 people, including then-President Lech Kaczyński.
Some PiS politicians have claimed the presidential plane was brought down by an explosion, and have challenged a report under Poland’s previous government which concluded the crash was an accident.
According to media reports, the bodies of crash victims will be tested for traces of explosives after being exhumed. (vb/pk)
Source: Gazeta Polska