Russia 'bears full responsibility' for Poland blast: Kyiv

A missile struck the Polish village of Przewodow near the Ukrainian border on Tuesday, killing two people, and raising fears of an escalation of the conflict.

Published: 17th November 2022 03:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th November 2022 03:41 PM   |  A+A-

Police officers work outside a grain depot where, according to the Polish government, an explosion of a Russian-made missile killed two people in Przewodow, Poland.

Police officers work outside a grain depot where, according to the Polish government, an explosion of a Russian-made missile killed two people in Przewodow, Poland. (Photo | AP)

By AFP

KYIV: Ukraine said Thursday that Russia was ultimately responsible for a deadly missile blast in Poland this week after Washington announced it was likely fired by Ukrainian air defence.

"We share the view that Russia bears full responsibility for its missile terror and its consequences on the territory of Ukraine, Poland and Moldova," Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Twitter, announcing he had spoken by telephone with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

A missile struck the Polish village of Przewodow near the Ukrainian border on Tuesday, killing two people, and raising fears of an escalation of the conflict.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said Wednesday that the missile was Russian but Kyiv's allies said the explosion was likely caused by a Ukrainian air defence missile launched to intercept Russian attacks.

Warsaw, Washington and NATO stressed that Moscow was ultimately to blame for attacking Ukraine. The Kremlin said it had "nothing to do with the incident".



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