NEW YORK, November 16. /TASS/. The missile that fell in eastern Poland was launched by the Ukrainian military, the Associated Press news agency reported on Wednesday, citing US officials.
The preliminary data indicate that a Ukrainian projectile was launched to intercept a Russian missile targeting a Ukrainian energy infrastructure site, the news agency reported.
As the Associated Press reported, this information runs counter to the previous statements by US officials that allegedly a Russian missile had fallen on Polish territory.
The Polish Foreign Ministry earlier claimed that a Russian-made missile had allegedly crashed in the village of Przewodow in eastern Poland’s Lublin Voivodeship close to the border with Ukraine, killing two people. However, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that the missile’s exact affiliation had not been established yet.
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden said that the available preliminary information contested the claims that the missile falling in Poland was launched from Russia. As the US leader said, "It is unlikely in the lines of the trajectory that it was fired from Russia."
Russia’s Defense Ministry said that Russian troops delivered no strikes against targets close to the Ukrainian-Polish border. As the ministry stressed, the photos of fragments posted by Polish media outlets from the scene of the incident had nothing to do with Russian firepower.