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UPDATE 1-Ukraine seeks access to site of blast in Poland

Reuters · 11/16/2022 08:01
UPDATE 1-Ukraine seeks access to site of blast in Poland

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- Ukraine wants access to the site of an explosion in eastern Poland which Western officials say was probably caused by a Ukrainian air defence missile, a senior Ukrainian defence official said on Wednesday.

Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine, said Ukraine wanted a joint study of Tuesday's incident with its partners and to see the information that provided the basis for its allies' conclusions.

Kyiv is "completely open to a comprehensive study of the situation," he wrote on the council's official Facebook page.

Danilov also said Ukraine has evidence of a "Russian trace" in the incident and echoed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in blaming Russia's "missile terror". Danilov provided details of what evidence he was citing.


Earlier on Wednesday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the blast, which killed two people, was probably caused by a Ukrainian air defence missile but that Russia was ultimately responsible because it started the war in Ukraine.






(Reporting by Dan Peleschuk, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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