No trace of second missile found in Przewodów, Poland’s Duda says
Andrzej Duda (Photo:REUTERS/Janis Laizans)
Experts did not find remnants of a second crashed missile in Poland’s Przewodów, suggesting it might have gone down somewhere over Ukraine, Polish President Andrzej Duda said, as reported by Polskie Radio on Nov. 25.
According to Duda, the investigation determined that a Ukrainian anti-air missile exploded in Przewodów, near the Ukrainian border, during a large-scale Russian missile attack. The second missile went down in Ukraine, the president said.
“I know that initial reports spoke of two missiles,” said Duda.
“The investigation did not find remnants of the second missile in Polish territory. There definitely was a second missile, but it went down in Ukraine – not in Poland.”
He said this was a “tragic incident, for which Russia is to blame.”
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 later said the missile could have been fired by Ukrainian air defenses as they were intercepting incoming Russian cruise missiles inbound at targets near Poland’s border.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy initially asserted the missile wasn’t fired by Ukraine, until on Nov. 17 Ukrainian experts were allowed to inspect the crash site in Przewodów.
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