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Elena Panina explained Poland’s desire to arrest dispatchers in the Kaczynski case

A new surge of “conspiracy fantasies” of the Polish authorities about the desire to arrest Russian air traffic controllers on charges of involvement in the death of Lech Kaczynski is directly related to the events in Belarus, which “they really want to get their hands on and half consider their colony,” said a member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Elena Panina.

Earlier, the press secretary of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Poland, Eva Bialik, said that the country is initiating the procedure for the arrest of air dispatchers who worked at the Smolensk airfield during the plane crash with President Lech Kaczynski on board in 2010. The court’s decision to arrest the dispatchers will be a step towards putting them on the international wanted list with a subsequent demand for their extradition to the Polish authorities.

“The accusations of the Russian side of the death of Kaczynski until recently were exclusively local Polish history, with the help of which the nationalist party” Law and Justice “settled scores with its opponents,” and outside the circle of Russophobes, few people took these accusations seriously even in Poland itself due to their obviously delusional, “- said Panina in an interview with RIA Novosti.

“A new surge of conspiracy fantasies of the Polish authorities is directly related to the events in Belarus, which they really want to take over and half consider their colony,” the deputy added.

Massive opposition protests began across Belarus on August 9, after the presidential election, which was won by the current Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko – according to the CEC, he gained 80.1% of the vote. In the early days, the actions were suppressed by the security forces; against the protesters who did not agree with the results, they used tear gas, water cannons, flash-noise grenades, rubber bullets. According to official data, over 6.7 thousand people were detained in the first days. As reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the republic, hundreds of people were injured during the riots, including over 130 law enforcement officers. The authorities have officially confirmed the deaths of three protesters.

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