As Andrzej Duda's administration formally accused Russia of the border incident, Erdogan said investigations would have to wait in the coming days to find out the origin of the missile
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After meeting with German Chancellor Olaf ScholzDuring the G20 Summit in Indonesia, the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, mentioned the incident that occurred in Poland that left two people dead. The president pointed out that the preliminary investigations show that it would be a “ technical error ”.
In his position, Erdogan urged to wait for the development of the corresponding investigations over the next few days, in order to determine the origin of the missiles that affected the territory near the border with Ukraine.
In the same vein, he stated that the projectiles are not of Russian manufacture, as the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, formally denounced in a statement released this Tuesday.
“On November 15, 2022, a bombardment massive of the entire territory of Ukraine and its critical infrastructures by the armed forces of the Russian Federation for many hours”, summarized the member country of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged respect for Russia's statements on ownership of the missiles and responsibility for the attacks denounced by Poland
In statements to EFE, the first The Turkish president downplayed Russia of some kind of responsibility, with the main argument that the initial evidence is not enough to generate such claims: “I must respect the statement made by Russia. This incident had nothing to do with them ”, he said.
For its part, Russia denied having carried out the launch and described Poland's statements as a “deliberate provocation”.
During the Summit in Bali, after calling to an “emergency” meeting of the Group of Seven and NATO, The president of the United States, Joe Biden, assured that it is unlikely that the missile was fired from Russia. For this reason, he urged that the details of the event that claimed the lives of two citizens be investigated, in addition to sending his condolences and offering him the necessary support.
At the last-minute meeting Of the leaders in Bali, Turkey was the only NATO member not present to address the situation together. When asked about the absence, Erdogan, without explicitly referring to this last call, argued that his country receives many invitations to high-level meetings, but does not have the obligation to attend all of them.
The impact of the two missiles occurred “at 3:40 p.m.” in the Polish town of Przewodou in the province of Lublin, near the border with Ukraine. The first reports indicated the death of two people, possibly linked to the impact of the projectiles against grain dryers.
The explosion took place after Russian air strikes against different Ukrainian areas, including the capital, kyiv.
(With information from EFE)