May 7, 2010
Poland’s opposition, led by the identical twin of the country’s late president, said on Thursday it wants Warsaw to take over the probe into the plane crash in which the head of state died this month.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s Law and Justice (PiS) party hit out at Moscow’s handling of the inquiry into the April 10 crash in Smolensk in western Russia, which claimed the lives of Lech Kaczynski along with 95 others.
“This investigation is flawed,” said lawmaker Arkadiusz Mularczyk.
PiS spokesman Mariusz Blaszczak said the party was concerned after video footage of the crash site suggested it was not being properly protected.
The party filed a parliament resolution demanding that Warsaw ask Russia to hand over the probe, but the motion was voted down by a majority of 268 to 158 votes in the Diete lower house on Thursday.