The Ministry of National Defense announced that Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz signed the decision liquidating the subcommittee of Antoni Macierewicz. Its members must settle all documentation, real estate and equipment by December 18.
The Ministry of National Defense announced that on Friday, December 15, the head of the ministry, Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, “signed a decision, initialed by Deputy Minister Cezary Tomczyk, to repeal the decision establishing the Subcommittee of the Ministry of National Defense for the re-examination of the air accident of the Tu-154 plane, a disaster that took place near Smolensk April 10, 2010.
All authorizations and powers of attorney of the members of the Smolensk commission were withdrawn
The Ministry of National Defense added that Antoni Macierewicz’s subcommittee “is being liquidated, and its members are obliged to settle all documentation, real estate and equipment used for the work of the subcommittee by next Monday. As of Friday, all authorizations and powers of attorney for activities related to the subcommittee’s work will be withdrawn from the members of the subcommittee.
The announcement signed by the spokesman of the Ministry of National Defense, Janusz Sejmej, states that “a special team will be established in the near future to analyze every aspect of the activities of the liquidated subcommittee.”
The Antoni Macierewicz Commission had been operating since 2016. It presented its report six years later
The Smolensk subcommittee was established in 2016 by Macierewicz, who was the then head of the Ministry of National Defense. The “Report on the investigation of the air incident involving the Tu 154-M aircraft No. 101” was presented on April 11, 2022. At that time, it was argued that an “act of unlawful interference” had occurred. They reported “an explosion in the left wing 100 meters before passing the birch tree” and “an explosion in the center wing”.
Despite the issuance of a report on its work, Macierewicz’s subcommittee was not dissolved. According to Krzysztof Brejza from the Civic Platform, the total cost of the Smolensk subcommittee’s activities was to be over PLN 31 million.