The Ukrainian president stressed that Ukraine must gain access to the site of the explosion.
THE President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyaccording to the Ukrainian news agency Interfax, said this afternoon that he had no doubt that the explosion which killed two people in Poland not caused by Ukrainian missile.
“I received reports from the Ukrainian armed forces and the Ukrainian Air Force, and I can only trust them,” he said.
“I have no doubt that it was not our missile,” he said, according to Interfax Ukraine, adding that Ukraine must have gained access to the site of the explosion. “Can’t we have a say in the final conclusions? Do we have the right to be on the investigative team? Of course,” he said characteristically.
The Ukrainian president also said that Russia has not made any proposals for peace talks in Kyiv. “They are not communicating with us,” he told reporters in Kyiv.
Ukraine access to missile blast investigation requires Poland-US approval, Polish president says
Poland and the United States should agree to let Ukraine join the investigation into a missile that hit a village in southeastern Poland, the Polish president said this afternoon.
“Proceedings are being conducted by Polish and American experts, and if someone is allowed to participate in these proceedings, they would need at least the agreement of both parties,” Andriy Duda told a news conference.
Earlier today at noon Oleksii Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine stated that Kyiv requests access to the site of yesterday’s explosion.
Stoltenberg: The Ukrainian missile that fell in Poland – It was not a deliberate action
The missile that fell in Poland was Ukrainian, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the press conference referring to the event that caused the emergency meeting of the Alliance’s permanent representatives.
As he said, “the top commanders informed us about the investigations. Yesterday’s explosion took place as Russia unleashed a new wave of attack on Ukraine.
The investigation is ongoing and we have to wait for the result. We have no indication that it was the result of deliberate action. We have no indication that Russia will attack a NATO member country.
From the preliminary investigations it appears that it was probably a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile to intercept a Russian one.
I want to be clear: It is not Ukraine’s fault. Russia bears responsibility as it continues its illegal war in Ukraine.
We will continue to we support Ukraine. Russia must stop the war.
I spoke with President Duda (Poland) and President Biden (USA) and we agreed to remain calm and follow the investigations.”
Responding to questions from journalists, Mr Stoltenberg reiterated that the Ukrainian missile that hit Poland was not a deliberate act and added that Ukraine has the right to shoot down Russian missiles.
On whether NATO is prepared for similar incidents, he said: “We are prepared for accidents and to avoid escalation of the situation with calmness and determination.”
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