MOSCOW, November 16. /TASS/. Russian defense experts have identified the missile wreckage in photos taken by Poland as elements of Ukraine’s S-300 missile system, Russia’s top brass reported on Wednesday.
"Russian defense experts have positively identified the [missile] wreckage found in the village of Przewodow in the photos released by Poland late on November 15 as elements of the Ukrainian S-300 missile defense system," the Russian Defense Ministry said.
"Statements by various Ukrainian sources and foreign officials alleging that Russian missiles hit Przewodow are a deliberate provocation aimed at escalating things," Russia’s military agency said in a statement.
According to the statement, on November 15 Russian forces delivered precision strikes on Ukrainian military command posts and related power facilities. "All the missiles launched hit their designated targets precisely. All the facilities were hit," the Defense Ministry’s press service said.
The ministry emphasized that the precision strikes were delivered against targets solely on Ukrainian territory and at a distance of not closer than 35 km from the border between Ukraine and Poland.
On Tuesday, a missile hit grain dryers in the village of Przewodow in eastern Poland’s Lublin Voivodeship, killing two people. The republic’s leader Andrzej Duda said there was no evidence so far indicating who launched this projectile. The Polish Foreign Ministry insisted that it was a Russian-made missile. US President Joe Biden cited preliminary reports contesting claims that the missile had been fired from Russia.