Netherlands PM Rutte blames Russia for missile downed in Poland
Mark Rutte believes that the tragedy provoked Russian attacks on civilian infrastructure of Ukraine (Photo:Firdia Lisnawati/Pool via REUTERS)
Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte has blamed Russia for a rogue missile strike in eastern Poland which killed two civilians, according to his Twitter post on Nov. 16.
The official reported that this issue was discussed during a meeting of G7 members in Bali, Indonesia, amid the background of a larger leaders-level G20 summit.
Rutte assured that Poland will have his country's full support in the investigation of the incident to establish all the facts, noting that the tragedy would not have happened without Russian aggression.
On Nov. 15, during a massive Russian air attack on the civilian infrastructure of Ukraine, a missile fell onto the village of Przewodów in the Lublin district of Poland, killing two people.
After that, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki convened an urgent meeting of the National Security and Defense Affairs committee.
Polish President Andrzej Duda said that Warsaw is holding a series of international consultations, and NATO forces are in a state of combat readiness.
It has been established that the downed missile was Russian-made, but the Kremlin regime denied its involvement in its launch.
Commenting on the incident, U.S. President Joe Biden also called a launch from Russian territory "unlikely".
The Associated Press, citing three anonymous U.S. officials, noted that a Ukrainian air defense munition could have fallen onto Polish territory.
The investigation is ongoing.
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