NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the missile that fell in Poland yesterday, according to preliminary data, was fired by Ukrainian air defence. He stressed that Ukraine is not to blame for the incident, The Guardian writes.
The investigation is ongoing, but preliminary analysis indicates that the incident was likely "caused by a Ukrainian air defence missile fired to defend Ukrainian territory against Russian cruise missile attacks."
“Let me be clear, this is not Ukraine’s fault. Russia bears ultimate responsibility as it continues its illegal war against Ukraine,” Secretary General emphasized.
He added that there is "no indication" that the missile was the result of a deliberate attack or that Russia is preparing offensive military actions against NATO.
Yesterday, during a massive Russian missile attack on Ukraine, a missile landed a few kilometres from the border in Poland. Two people were killed. G7 and NATO countries offered Poland assistance in the investigation.
Ukraine's allies, in particular British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, stressed that Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine was the reason for the missiles hitting the territory of Poland.