MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Poland’s Internal Security Agency (ABW) concealed part of the information from an investigation into the 2010 plane crash near Russia’s Smolensk, in which all passengers, including then-Polish President Lech Kaczynski, died, the minister in charge of the ABW, Mariusz Kaminski, said Wednesday.
According to Kaminski, the agency received images of the crash site from US intelligence two days after the crash and was obliged to hand them over to the prosecutor's office immediately, but this was only done 10 months later when the latter learned about the images from the US side.
Kaminski also said that the ABW did provide the authorities with information on a Russian citizen, who appealed to the Polish Embassy in Moscow in May 2010, saying that he had some information on the crash possibly being the result of an attack. The Polish side did not check this information and instead referred the man to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), the minister noted.
In early February, the Polish Defense Ministry said that Warsaw would restart its investigation into the crash from the very beginning.