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Poland again demands that Russia return wreckage of crashed presidential airliner

Christian Fernsby |
Poland again demands that Russia return the wreckage of the presidential airliner Tu-154, which crashed near Smolensk in 2010.

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Topics: POLAND    RUSSIA   

The corresponding diplomatic note was sent to Moscow, the Polish Foreign Ministry said on Friday, April 10.

"There is no rule of international law that gives Russia grounds to hold Polish property," the Polish Foreign Minister stressed.

Warsaw has honored the victims of the plane crash.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the Chairman of the ruling Law and Justice party Jaroslaw Kaczynski, brother of the deceased president, laid wreaths at the monument to the victims of the tragedy.

Mass commemorative events in the country are not held because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Tu-154 crashed while coming in to land at the North Smolensk airport, leading to the deaths of 96 people: Polish President Lech Kaczyński, the crew, and members of the official delegation traveling to an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre.

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