Ukrainian experts arrive at missile crash site in Poland

17 November 2022, 08:49 PM
Polish soldiers near the site of the explosion in Przewodów, November 17, 2022 (Photo:REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)

Polish soldiers near the site of the explosion in Przewodów, November 17, 2022 (Photo:REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)

Ukrainian experts were allowed at the site of the deadly Nov. 15 missile crash in Poland’s Przewodów, near the Ukrainian border, Head of the International Policy Bureau of the Chancellery of the President of Poland, Jakub Kumoch, reported on Twitter on Nov. 17.

“We can't blame Ukraine for its self-defense against Russian missile strikes; Ukrainian experts are allowed at the site," Kumoch said.

Polish President Andrzej Duda also visited the site on Nov. 17.

Commenting on the incident, Duda said there was no evidence of an intended attack on Poland, and once against suggested it could have been a Ukrainian anti-air missile.

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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.

The White House said that whatever conclusion the investigation reaches, the ultimate responsibility for the incident lies with Moscow, as its missile strikes against Ukraine were the reason for Kyiv launching anti-air missiles in the first place.

Poland Mateusz Morawiecki called an urgent meeting of the national security committee.

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