The 2010 Katyń Families Association



In the early hours of the morning, on April 10th, 2010 a TU-154M plane crashed in Smolensk (Russia) a 1km short of the runway in foggy weather conditions, killing all passengers on board.

The plane was carrying a delegation of 96 deserved and distinguished patriots, members of the Polish elite, including the Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, former President Ryszard Kaczorowski, the entire general army command, the Chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Poland's deputy foreign minister, Polish government officials, 15 members of the Polish parliament, senior members of the Polish clergy, and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre.

An event regarded by many as the worst national disaster to befall on Poland since World War II.

They were on their way from Warsaw (Poland) to attend an event marking the 70th anniversary of the Katyn Forest massacre.


What happened?

A report of a crime allegedly committed by Donald Tusk was filed with the Prosecution Office. ‘The former Prime Minister should stand trial and be judged by the court as provided for by the law, no position or function exempts from liability for the crimes he is suspected of,’ stated the Minister of National Defence, Antoni Macierewicz in a recent interview.



The Argentinian prosecutor and expert in criminal law is to take part ‘in the procedure to recover the wreckage of the Polish TU154M plane from Russia’. In his interview with newspaper 'Dziennik Gazeta Prawna' Moreno-Ocampo said ‘I provide independent and unbiased opinion, based on international law, which aims to resolve the problem and to have the plane wreckage returned.’



Recently, ABC News produced a short investigative piece on the Smolensk plane crash entitled: "How Poland Coped When Most of Government Was Killed in Plane Crash". Unfortunately, an opportunity has been missed to shed light on actual key facts.