EU’s Tusk summoned to testify in Polish plane crash probe
PR dla Zagranicy
Top European Union official Donald Tusk has been summoned to testify as a witness in a Polish probe into a 2010 presidential plane crash, a spokesman for a Warsaw court said on Tuesday.
European Council President Donald Tusk. Photo: European Council
Tusk, who is president of the European Council, was Poland's prime minister at the time of the crash near Smolensk, western Russia, which killed 96 people, including then-President Lech Kaczyński and many top military and political figures.
Tusk has been summoned to testify in a trial in which the former head of the Prime Minister’s Office, Tomasz Arabski, is accused of failings over the way the presidential flight was organised.
Tusk has been summoned to testify on April 23 at 10am, Poland’s PAP news agency reported, citing judge Piotr Bojarczuk, a spokesman for a district court in Warsaw.
In a separate inquiry, Tusk, who was prime minister of Poland from 2007 to 2014, was in August questioned by prosecutors in Warsaw probing mistakes in autopsies of the crash victims.
A crowd of supporters and opponents met Tusk before that hearing in Warsaw, much as before his April hearing as a witness in a spying probe.