Russia will refuse to hand over to Poland the dispatchers associated with the death of the country’s President Lech Kaczynsk in the crash near Smolensk.
“In accordance with the Constitution of the country, the Russian Federation does not extradite its citizens to foreign states,” said the agency’s interlocutor. He added that Warsaw’s demands are a dead-end road that has no prospects.
Earlier, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Poland applied to the court with a motion to arrest three dispatchers who in 2010 worked at the Smolensk-Severny airport. Warsaw accuses the Russians of deliberately provoking a plane crash that resulted in the death of many people.
It is noted that if the court satisfies the petition, the dispatchers will be put on the international wanted list with a subsequent demand for extradition to Poland.