Russian soldiers stole bank card of Polish crash victim - Macleans.ca

Russian soldiers stole bank card of Polish crash victim

They were supposed to be guarding the plane that went down carrying Polish president and other dignitaries

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The accusation was so gruesome Russia’s Interior Ministry denied it as “blasphemous and cynical.” But on Tuesday morning Moscow admitted it was true: four Russian soldiers assigned in April to guard the perimeter around the rubble from a crashed Polish jetliner instead snuck into the wreckage and stole a dead man’s bank card. They didn’t even waste any time: less than three hours after the crash, the card had been used to buy booze and snacks. Poland and Russia (this is a historic understatement) don’t always get along. Both sides had been handling the crash of an airliner that carried Polish President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of other dignitaries with rare grace and concord. Until this.

New York Times

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