The United States reaffirmed before the Security Council that it trusts the investigation being carried out by Warsaw, but again insisted that responsibility for what happened He is, at heart, from Russia
A. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo attends an extended-format meeting of heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states at a summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan September 16, 2022. Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. DO NOT RESOLVE. DO NOT ARCHIVE. MANDATORY CREDIT.
The head of UN Political Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo, assured this Wednesday that the missile that killed two people on Polish territory, allegedly launched by Ukraine in error, illustrates the risks of a potentially catastrophic escalation of war.
“The incident in Poland, near the Ukrainian border, was a shocking reminder of the absolute necessity to prevent further escalation,” DiCarlo told the United Nations Security Council.
< p class="paragraph">The diplomat warned that as long as the war continues in Ukraine, the risk of contagion with possible catastrophic consequences “remains all too real”.
Polish President Andrzej Duda, assured this Wednesday that “it is probable” that the missile that hit the territory of his country, with two victims, “was launched by Ukraine” and that “nothing indicates” that it was an “intentional attack against Poland< /b>”, which points to the error hypothesis.
Poland's President Andrzej Duda addresses the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, U.S., September 20, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
NATO confirmed this version of the event, which had increased the tension of the allies against Russia.
The United States reaffirmed before the Security Councilthat he trusts the investigation being carried out by Poland, but insisted again that the responsibility for what happened lies, ultimately, with Russia.
“This tragedy has never happened without the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its recent missile attack on Ukrainian civilian infrastructure,” said US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
That wave of Russian attacks in recent days was described by the United Nations as “one of the most intense bombardments” since the war began.
According to DiCarlo, the impact of these attacks “can only get worse during the coming winter months”, since among other things the missiles, bombs and used drones have damaged 40 percent of Ukraine's power generation capacity.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield addresses the media after a UN Security Council Arria-formula meeting focused on the ongoing protests in Iran, hosted by the United States and Albania, at the United Nations in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 2, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
As a result, he noted, most of kyiv is now without power for 12 hours a day.
“I have to say it again: attacks against civilians or civilian infrastructure are prohibited under international humanitarian law,” DiCarlo said.
Meanwhile, the European Union (EU) on Wednesday blamed Russia and its missile attacks on Ukraine for the incident. which took place in Poland.
“This tragic incident is the result of another massive wave of missile attacks against Ukrainian cities by Russia, targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure. These attacks are serious violations of international law,” the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, said in a statement on behalf of the Twenty-seven.
He added that the community club “fully” supports the Warsaw investigationa to “establish the facts on the ground”.
FILE PHOTO: European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell attends the European Union leaders' summit in Brussels, Belgium October 20, 2022. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/File Photo
“We will remain in close contact with our partners, including NATO, on the next steps,” he said.
He also expressed the “unwavering unity, determination and full solidarity” of the EU “with Poland and the Polish people after the explosion of a missile that took place on November 15 in the Polish town from Przewodów, near the border with Ukraine, and who killed two Polish citizens.”
(With information from EFE)