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Attorney General denies Smolensk survivors 'rumour'

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Nick Hodge 19.04.2013 09:55
Attorney General Andrzej Seremet has denied that there is evidence that anyone survived the 2010 Smolensk air crash, following renewed claims by opposition MPs.

Andrzej Seremet: photo - prezydent.pl

“This is an unconfirmed rumour,” he insisted, during an interview with television channel TVN24.

Referring to the ongoing investigation into the air disaster, he stressed that 120 people have been interviewed thus far.

“Never at any point [in the investigation] did we meet someone who said 'I saw at least one person who gave a sign of life,'” he affirmed.

Seremet's comments follow claims by Antoni Macierewicz, MP for conservative opposition party Law and Justice and chief of a parliamentary group dedicated to the Smolensk disaster.

During last week's third anniversary commemorations of the crash Macierewicz declared that after three years of research, he could say with “great certainty” that accounts that three people survived were “reliable.”

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, current leader of Law and Justice and twin brother of late president Lech Kaczynski, echoed Macierewicz, saying that it was possible that his sibling survived.

However, Attorney General Seremet has endeavoured to quash all rumours on the matter.

“Above all I would like to appeal to all those who are making such such statements to stop this macabre dance on the graves of the victims, because I have the impression that things have already gone too far,” he said.

Some 96 Poles, including representatives of several political parties, died when the delegation of President Lech Kaczynski flew to Smolensk on 10 April 2010, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the WWII Katyn Crime. (nh)

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