Zelensky insists: the missile that fell in Poland was “Russian”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reiterated on Wednesday that the missile that killed two people in a Polish village near the border with Ukraine was Russian.

“I have no doubt that missile was not ours,” Mr Zelensky said on television. “I believe it was a Russian missile, in accordance with the report of the Ukrainian military”, he added while NATO officials estimated that it was probably a missile from the Ukrainian system of anti-aircraft defense.

Zelensky asks for evidence

He also claimed to have received no evidence from the West of the hypothesis of a Ukrainian projectile fired to shoot down Russian cruise missiles, launched against Ukrainian territory during a massive attack. “Do we have the right to receive evidence from our partners behind closed doors? We have not received anything,” Mr. Zelensky said, stressing that kyiv wanted to be part of an international investigation group on this incident.

He raised fears that NATO would be drawn into the conflict, as Poland was protected by a collective defense commitment by the Atlantic Alliance.

Russia has denied firing a missile at a Polish village near the border with Ukraine. Warsaw itself considered it “highly probable” that it was a Ukrainian anti-aircraft projectile.

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