Incident in Poland most likely caused by Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile

Russia’s military has denied a missile attack on Poland, blaming Ukraine for the latest incident. In addition, the Presidents of the USA and Poland, as well as the NATO Secretary General, confirmed that the incident in Poland was caused by Ukrainian air defenses.

The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday that a missile that landed in Poland was fired by Ukrainian air defenses. Ministry experts are said to have analyzed the fragments and determined that they came from a Ukrainian S-300 air defense system.

President Duda: "Most likely" Ukrainian missile hit Polish territory

President Duda: “Most likely” Ukrainian missile hit Polish territory

In principle, Russia fired only targets on Ukrainian territory in its massive guided missile attacks on November 15 – and specifically no closer to Poland than 35 kilometers from the border between Poland and Ukraine, emphasized the spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov. Various allegations that rockets landed in the Polish town of Przewodów came from Russia, Konashenkov evaluated as “deliberate provocation to escalate the tense situation”.

The ministry also confirmed that on November 15, the Russian armed forces carried out a massive missile attack with high-precision weapons on Ukrainian command posts and related energy infrastructure objects. All missiles are said to have reached their targets on schedule. According to the Russian military, no civilian objects – such as in Kyiv – were hit by the Russian missiles. The lieutenant general made it clear:

“All the destruction in residential areas of the Ukrainian capital presented by the Kiev regime is a direct result of crashing and self-destructing anti-aircraft missiles fired by Ukrainian troops from their Ukrainian and foreign air defense systems stationed in the city.”

US President Joe Biden also doubted that the missile that recently landed in Poland was fired from Russia. When asked if the missile was launched from Russia, Biden answered loudly Reuters:

“There is preliminary information to the contrary. I don’t want to say that until we have fully investigated it. But based on the trajectory, it’s unlikely that it was fired from Russia.”

The news agency Associated Press had also reported, citing US officials, that there was a high probability that it was a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile. Polish President Andrzej Duda said in Warsaw on Wednesday that it should be a Ukrainian missile. However, the politician softened any blame by noting that this was not a targeted attack on the NATO country. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also said that according to preliminary NATO analyses, the incident was likely caused by a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile.

On the other hand, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitri Kuleba had previously called for a tough and “principled” reaction to the rocket hit in Poland that killed two people. Kuleba said on Twitter on Wednesday that he made that clear during his phone call with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Accordingly, he expressly condemned “Russia’s rocket terror”.

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