Two credit cards were allegedly stolen from the wreckage of the Polish Air Force 101 flight that killed President Lech Kaczyński and 95 others in April, and were used in the following days.
According to Polish authorities, the cards belong to Andrzej Przewożnik, a historian who died in the crash. One card was used 11 times between 10-12 April to withdraw a total of 6,000 złoty from cash machines in Smolensk. The other card had six failed attempts at withdrawals, but no money was charged on it.
Speaking for the Prosecutor’s Office in Warsaw, Monika Lewandowska told the AP that the charges were discovered by Polish military prosecutors as part of the ongoing investigation into the crash.
According to reports from the Itar-Tass news agency, three Russian soldiers have been arrested on suspicion of involvement with the theft. Initial reports by the Polish press incorrectly identified the soldiers as members of the elite OMON military unit, but this error has been corrected to identify the soldiers as low-ranking conscripts.