Poland dissolves a military unit of the presidential plane crash in Russia

Poland dissolves a military unit of the presidential plane crash in Russia

Smolensk : Russia | Aug 04, 2011 at 8:52 PM PDT
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Russia and Poland have blamed each other for the crash

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced Thursday the dissolution of the military unit responsible for air travel of senior officials following the report of accident Smolensk (Russia), who died last year the Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his 95 companions.

The measure involves the removal of thirteen officers of the Air Force responsible for this unit, including three generals, and the Polish Deputy Minister of Defence, Czeslaw Piatas, said Tusk, who appeared at a news conference with the new Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak, former Deputy Minister of Interior.

Siemoniak replaces Bogdan Klich, who resigned following the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into the accident, which is recommended to carry out reforms in the Air Force.

Klich was the first political victim of the report published last Friday, which points to the poor pilot training and a poor Polish flight preparation of the presidential plane as determining causes of the crash in April 2010.

The text also describes deficiencies in the aerodrome Smolensk Russian as determining factors in the tragedy, but from Moscow rejected such criticism and talk of human error as the cause of the pilots only.

The plane crash killed the 96 passengers on the presidential apparatus, including Kaczynski himself and other senior figures of the Polish State.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the conservative opposition and twin brother Lech, said that the "war president" (then head of state and government in the hands of different parties, maintained a strained relationship) was the cause of relaxation of flight safety measures, finally one of the factors that caused the accident, the report said.

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Poland's president Lech Kaczynski
Poland's president Lech Kaczynski
dewegy is based in Cairo, Kairo, Egypt, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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