Polish president calls for moderation over latest jet-crash report
November 2, 2012
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski called for responsibility for one's words, both on the political arena as well as in the Polish media, Komorowski said Wednesday, expressing his concern over political and media turmoil after the publication of the daily Rzeczpospolita’s Tuesday reports of TNT and nitroglycerin allegedly found in the wreckage of the plane destroyed in the Smolensk crash.
Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others got killed when the government aircraft crashed in April 2010, attempting to land in a thick fog.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the main opposition party Law and Justice (PiS) and brother of the late President, demanded a departure of the present government and spoke of "murdering" 96 persons.
In response, PM Donald Tusk called Kaczynski's comments "absurd" and "radical" and accused him of introducing divisions among Poles.
Poland's military prosecutor's office "smashed" the article in the Rzeczpospolita daily, saying that the substances found could not be identified as explosives. The actual identification of the detected substances will be possible in half a year once the samples are examined, the daily Rzeczpospoilta wrote citing col. Ireneusz Szelag, head of the military prosecutor's office in Warsaw.