Violation by the Russian Federation of Rules and Procedures of the Chicago Convention, its Annexes and ICAO Regulations
Tampering with Evidence
On September 8, 2011, Prof. Kazimierz Nowaczyk testified before the Polish Parliamentary Committee for the Investigation of the Smolensk Crash (“Polish Parliamentary Committee”) that satellite pictures of the accident site taken by GeoEyes Satellite show that the ground position of the plane's left horizontal stabilizer was changed between April 11 and April 12, 2010. 47The horizontal stabilizer was moved about 20 meters closer to the main part of the wreckage between April 11 and April 12.
The IAC Final Report in its analysis includes a new position from April 12 as the original position in which the horizontal stabilizer purportedly was found.48
In October 2010 the Polish press published photos showing the process of demolition of the wreckage of the Tu-154 M airplane at the Smolensk 'Severny’ Airport. Some of these photos are shown in Attachment 1 herein. A video footage of the Russian workers destroying the wreckage of the Tu-154M airplane immediately after the crash, i.e. on April 11,2010, is shown in a documentary “Misja specjalna” by Anita Gargas.49
47 Kazimierz Nowaczyk, “Are MAK and KBWL LP reports trustworthy?” as retrieved on line on November 7, 2011 at http://bit.ly/1h3y4R3.
48 IAC Final Report, English translation, p. 87.
49 IAC Final Report, English translation, p. 87.
"Russian Image Management"
The trip to Smolensk was expected to highlight Russia finally admitting culpability in the massacre, after long having blamed it on the Germans, an atrocity they had tried to conceal for over 70 years.
As for the reception committee, it had different ideas. Putin wasn’t looking forward to such an occasion. Into this poisonous reception brew was President Kaczynski’s well-known public criticism of Moscow and Putin, a habit that has ended the lives of others within Russia – and abroad. A few discouraging Russian requirements – that Kaczynski could not attend in any official capacity – did not halt the Poles. Kaczynski would go anyway on non-official, “personal” business. To Russians, such a distinction would be meaningless, not lessening the possible international excoriation of such an event. A problem ripe for a modern, Russian solution: a tragic, ‘natural’ accident.
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