After his country denied re-striking Poland, accusing Moscow of it, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed that the missile fell in Poland and which caused the death of two people was Russian.
Zelensky said today, Wednesday, in TV statement: “I have no doubt it’s not our missile… I think it was a Russian missile, based on our military reports.”
Zelenskyj yesterday, Tuesday, accused Moscow of having hit a farm in Poland, believing that this behavior was a clear message to the G20, “as reported by France Press”.
On the other hand, a US national security spokeswoman said it was clear that Russia was responsible for the incident, “whatever the outcome of the final conclusions”.
The White House has said that Russia is ultimately responsible for the missile, at the same time noting that nothing contradicts the hypothesis that the missile that hit Poland was launched by Ukrainian defenses.
And Polish President Andrzej Duda announced today that it was “very likely” that Ukrainian defenses were the source of the missile that landed on Pshevodov, describing the blast as unfortunate.
While the Russian Defense Ministry announced that the wreckage of the missile revealed that it belonged to Ukraine’s S300 missile defense system.
In turn, France put in beware of jumping to conclusions about the source of the missile, considering that determining its type does not necessarily mean determining who fired it, especially since different countries have the same type.
Also, US President Joe Biden clarified in earlier that preliminary information does not indicate that he was fired by Russia.
“Provocation for the Purpose of Escalation”
While Moscow, of course, denied targeting Polish lands, considering these allegations and accusations a “provocation with the aim of escalation.”
Interestingly, Moscow’s responsibility for this bombing could lead to the activation of NATO’s collective defense principle known as Article 5, according to which an attack on one coalition member is considered an attack on all, and thus can trigger the ‘initiation of consultations on a possible military response.
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