Ukraine reaffirmed that Russia is ultimately responsible for the missile explosion in Poland

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Kievan Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said he shared this view in a conversation with his US counterpart Antony Blinken. Warsaw, Washington and NATO also insisted that while the shell was probably fired by Ukrainian air defense, Moscow was responsible

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Ukraine reaffirmed that Russia is ultimately responsible for the missile explosion in Poland

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba speaks during the ASEAN summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 12, 2022. REUTERS/Cindy Liu/File

Ukraine< /b> asserted Thursday that Russia is ultimately responsible for the missiles explosion in Poland on Tuesday, after the United States said it was probably fired by Ukrainian air defense.

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

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A missile hit the Polish town of on TuesdayPrzewodow, near the Ukrainian border, causing the death of two people, raising fears of an escalation of the conflict.

The Ukrainian president , Volodimir Zelensky, claimed on Wednesday that the missile was Russian, but kyiv's allies said the blast was likely caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile launched to intercept the missiles. Russian attacks.

Ukraine reaffirmed that Russia is ultimately responsible for the missile explosion in Poland

Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky sings the national anthem during a visit to Kherson, Ukraine on November 14, 2022. Press Service of the Presidency of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS

Warsaw, Washington and NATO insisted that Moscow was ultimately responsible for the attack on Ukraine. The Kremlin said it had “nothing to do with the incident”.

For its part, the UN chief of Political Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo, said Wednesday that the incident on Polish territory 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>Ukraine reaffirmed that Russia is ultimately responsible for the missile explosion in Poland

Police officers walk near the site of the explosion in Przewodow, a town in eastern Poland near the border with Ukraine, November 16, 2022. Jakub Orzechowski/Agencja Wyborcza.pl via REUTERS/File

The diplomat warned that as long as the war continues in Ukraine, the risk of contagion with possible catastrophic consequences “remains all too real.”

States The United States reaffirmed before the Security Council that it trusts the investigation being carried out by Poland, but insisted once again that the responsibility for what happened lies, ultimately, with Russia b>.

“This tragedy has never happened without the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its recent missile attack on Ukrainian civilian infrastructure,” said the US ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield.

(With information from AFP and EFE)

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