Western leaders claim – the missile that fell on the Poland border was from Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky denied2 min read
Prezvodov: On Tuesday, November 15, near the Ukraine border, the increased tension after the missile fell in Poland and the death of two people had given rise to the apprehensions of a world war. However, Western leaders played down fears on Wednesday that the missile explosion in Poland was probably an accident, while Kyiv insisted on the idea that Russia fired the missile. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pointed the finger at Russia, but the United States, like NATO, came out strongly in support of Warsaw’s assessment that the deadly missile was probably fired by Ukraine. Let us tell you that Poland is a member of NATO. Nato’s motto is that an attack on one of its member countries means an attack on all the countries involved in the alliance.
Warsaw and NATO both said the explosion in Poland’s Przewodow village was caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile fired to deflect a Russian barrage—while ultimately blaming Moscow for starting the conflict. The White House said it had ‘not seen anything contrary to Poland’s initial assessment’ – while also declaring that ‘the party ultimately responsible for this tragic incident is Russia.’ However, President Zelensky said that Kyiv had not seen any evidence to prove that the missile was Ukrainian. He demanded all kinds of details related to the incident along with being a part of any investigation and access to the blast site.
Volodymyr Zelensky said, the missile was fired by Russia
Zelensky said, ‘I have no doubt that it was not our missile. Based on our military reports, I believe it was a Russian missile. Immediately after this incident, there was a possibility of a new turn in the Ukraine conflict, in which NATO would also be active. But by Wednesday, President Andrzej Duda announced Poland’s conclusion that…the missile detonation likely originated from Ukraine’s own air defenses. Duda said it was quite possible that the Soviet-era missile was launched by Ukraine, which he called an ‘unfortunate accident’, but blamed Russia because of its attacks on Ukraine.
2 Moscow oil storage depots destroyed in Ukraine drone attack
Ukraine has targeted an oil depot just 190 miles from Moscow with a drone, hitting Russia at the longest distance so far. Ukrainian official Anton Gerashchenko has posted pictures of flames rising from this depot. The picture shows heavy damage to the depot located about 100 miles from the border with Ukraine. The logo of Russia’s state pipeline operator Transneft is also displayed here. Russia’s official TV told that the tank of this depot was empty. Due to the drone attack, there was a pit about 12 feet deep at this place. The attack came a day after Russia targeted cities in Ukraine with more than 100 missiles.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 17, 2022, 10:33 IST