Ukraine request Poland for access to missile blast site

Ukraine request Poland for access to missile blast site
Ukraine request Poland for access to missile blast site. Image: Wiola Wiaderek/

Calls for a joint investigation with Poland after Ukraine believes they have evidence of ´Russian trace´ 

Ukraine government on Wednesday, November 16, requested Poland for immediate access to the site of the missile strikes, that killed two people in Polish territory. The southeastern Polish village of Przewodow, close to the Ukrainian border was hit with missile strikes on Tuesday. 

According to the report from Euronews, Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine stated that Ukraine is in possession of the evidence of Russian traces.

The report adds that Danilov has called for a joint examination of the missiles that crossed into Polish territory. He also said that Kyiv was ready to hand over the evidence to the Polish authorities.  

The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also said in a statement that he confirms that the missile that killed the two Polish men was not from Ukraine. He said, “I believe that this was a Russian missile, based on our military reports”, according to the announcements made on TV, the report states.  

Zelenskyy also added that, “We want to establish all the details, each fact. That’s why we need access to all the data that our partners have and the site of the explosion”. 

Meanwhile, Poland´s president Andrzej Duda also issued a statement that it was highly probable that the explosion in Poland was caused by a Ukrainian air defence missile.  

“Ukraine’s defense was launching their missiles in various directions and it is highly probable that one of these missiles, unfortunately, fell on Polish territory”, said Duda, the report stated.

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