Remains still at Polish air crash site in Russia: prosecutor

23rd September 2010, Comments 0 comments

Poland's chief military prosecutor said Thursday he believed human remains are still at the site in western Russia of the April 10 crash of Polish president Lech Kaczynski's jet.

"We are deeply convinced that remains of disaster victims which we want to collect in the most careful manner can still be found at the site," Krzysztof Parulski told repoters.

He also said that a group of experts accompanied by a prosecutor will examine the crash site in preparation for the arrival of Polish archaeologists who are to comb the scene of the disaster claimed the lives of president Kaczynski, his wife and all 94 other people aboard the flight.

Parulski also said he hoped Moscow would allow the archaeologists to begin their work before the end of the year.

Warsaw has recently become increasingly critical of how Russian authorities are storing the wreckage of the Polish presidential jet at the Smolensk airport near the site of the disaster in western Russia.

Poland's justice minister Krzysztof Kwiatkowski on Wednesday urged Russia to send the crash debris to Poland as soon as possible.

"We expect, as soon as possible, the return of the aircraft debris. In accordance with international law, the Polish state is the owner of the plane and what is left of it after the disaster," he said.

© 2010 AFP

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