Revisit: Polish investigators exhumate Lech Kaczyński's remains

13:45 Nov. 14, 2016

Polish investigators exhumate Lech Kaczyński's remains

A woman walks in front of a giant picture of late Polish president Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria (AP photo)

Investigation team aims to testify about the official version of the 2010 plane crash

Polish investigators start exhumating remains of the country's perished president Lech Kaczyński, the UNIAN agency reports on Monday.

Along with the president's body, the remains of 82 people died in the plane crash in 2010 are to be exhumed and investigated. The process is expected to take about two months.

Investigators will examine the remains in order to verify the version of the fire on-board the plane which caused the crash near Smolensk in April 2010. Earlier, the official version of the air disaster causes was challenged by the ruling Prawo i Sprawiedliwość party. 

Read also Russia owes EUR 1.79m to Poland - court

The Polish presidential plane crashed in Russia near Smolensk in April 2010, claiming all 96 lives on board, including the presidential couple and many of the top Polish government officials. 

Lech Kaczyński and his wife Mariya are buried in the Vavel castle in Cracow, Poland.

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