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Poland for Kaczynski Probe

Russia’s Investigative Committee invited Polish specialists to join the investigation into the April’s plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others, the agency’s head, Alexander Bastrykin, said Friday.

Bastrykin did not elaborate on the proposal, but said joint work may begin in February, with the investigation likely taking several months, Interfax reported.

Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee presented its own report on the crash earlier this month, pinning the responsibility on Polish pilots. The report sparked outrage in Warsaw, with Polish officials saying Russian air traffic controllers were to share the blame.

(MT)

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