Russia and Poland are interested in clarifying the reasons behind the air crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski, top officials from the two countries said Saturday.
The Tu-154 plane crashed on April 10 in western Russia, killing Poland's first couple and dozens of other top officials.
A Russian deputy prime minister, Sergei Ivanov, said at a meeting with Polish National Defense Minister Bogdan Klich that the data from flight recorders of the crashed plane will make it possible to rule out any unnecessary speculation on the issue.
The Polish delegation of top public figures was on its way to pay tribute to some 20,000 Polish officers executed by Soviet secret police in 1940, when their plane went down in thick fog killing all 96 people onboard.
Russian air traffic controllers earlier said the crew "did not listen" to recommendations to divert to another airport and landed without permission.
Poland's chief prosecutor Andrzej Seremet said earlier that Polish prosecutors would postpone revealing the black box contents until they obtain other necessary information from Russia. The final decision on whether to disclose flight details was expected in two weeks.
Klich urged investigators to speed up the probe into the deadly air crash.
"Clarification of the reasons for this tragedy is the most important task for the Polish and Russian governments. This is joint responsibility. We need to speed up work on it," he told journalists after the meeting with Ivanov.
MOSCOW, April 24 (RIA Novosti)