Amidst the state of alert that swept the world, in search of a source The missile that targeted Polish territoryYesterday, two people were killed, and after a second American statement entered to cool the international tension that had raged against Russia during the past hours, US President Joe Biden cut off doubt with certainty.
He informed the master of the White House, NATO And partners in the Group of Seven (G7), that the missile that fell on Polish territory was fired by Ukrainian air defenses.
Launched by Ukrainian forces
He added, in a statement quoted by Western media about the president, to confirm what high-ranking US officials had reported today, Wednesday, that preliminary results indicate that the missile was launched by Ukrainian forces.
They also added that the Ukrainians apparently intended to launch the missile in order to repel an incoming Russian missile over Ukrainian airspace, but it landed in Poland, according to the Associated Press.
emergency international meeting
It is noteworthy that the leaders of the Group of Seven countries and a number of NATO countries had held, earlier on Wednesday, an emergency meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit due to the fall of a missile in Poland.
On the other hand, France cautioned against rushing to deduce the source of the missile, considering that determining the type of missile does not necessarily mean determining the party that fired it, especially since several countries have the same type.
And while Polish officials were quick to point the finger at Russia, of course, on Tuesday, Moscow denied, considering these allegations and accusations a “provocation with the aim of escalation.”
Poland announced that two missiles landed in the city of Lublin on the border with Ukraine, killing two people.
The Polish Foreign Ministry said that the missile that fell in the Przyudov region was Russian-made, while Polish President Andrzej Duda said that Warsaw did not have accurate information about the identity of the missiles that fell on the territory of the republic.
While Russia’s responsibility for this bombing could lead to the activation of NATO’s collective defense principle known as Article 5, according to which an attack on a member of the coalition is considered an attack on all, and thus may unleash the start of consultations about a possible military response.