On Nov. 15, a missile struck southeastern Poland, near the border with Ukraine, killing two Polish citizens. Jaroslaw Pakula, chairman of the city council of Lublin in southeastern Poland, believes that the strike clearly came from Ukraine and was a provocation against the government in Warsaw. (Related: Associated Press makes major mistake – almost starts World War III with fake news report about missile that killed two people in Poland.)
“Of course, this is a Ukrainian rocket. Of course. This is a provocation on the part of the Ukrainian authorities,” Pakula wrote on his official Facebook page. “The rocket could not be fired 100 kilometers [62 miles] in the opposite direction by mistake.”
Pakula added that the purpose of attempting to provoke Warsaw was to scare Poland and the European Union and get more support for more military aid to be sent to Kyiv. Pakula believes that, instead of telling “fairy tales” about where the missile came from, Polish President Andrzej Duda should respond to the provocation by telling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that Warsaw “will no longer put up with this behavior.”
“I urge [Duda] to rethink Poland’s position [regarding] this war in the event that the red line is crossed again,” Pakula concluded.
Polish government, NATO believes missile was Ukrainian despite Kyiv’s denial
Zelensky immediately accused Russia of being responsible for the missile attack, claiming that Moscow is attacking Poland and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and trying to blame it on Kyiv.
Official government statements from Ukraine claim that the incident showed the need for NATO to “close the sky” over Ukraine, repeating the demand the country has had since February that NATO should enforce a no-fly zone over Ukraine to prevent Russian military aircraft from defending Russian citizens and military positions in the area.
Unfortunately for Zelensky, both Poland and the entirety of NATO believe that the missile was launched by Ukraine.
“Ukraine’s [air] defense was launching their missiles in various directions, and it is highly probable that one of these missiles, unfortunately, fell on Polish territory,” said Duda.
These findings were supported by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, who said in a press conference: “Preliminary analysis suggests that the incident was likely caused by Ukrainian air defense missiles fired to defend Ukrainian territory against Russian cruise missile attacks.”
Despite this clear evidence, Zelensky continues to insist that Ukraine is not to blame for the missile strike.
Zelensky said on Ukrainian television that his top military commanders have assured him that “it was not our missile and not our missile strike.” He added that he has “no doubt” about this.
An investigation is currently ongoing, headed by analysts from Poland and the United States. President Joe Biden himself admitted that it was “unlikely” that Russia fired the missile, but then added, “I’m going to make sure we found out exactly what happened.”
Zelensky has called for Poland to provide Ukrainian investigators with access to the site of the explosion, near the village of Przewodow, just four miles from the Ukrainian border. He also demanded to be part of the joint Polish-U.S. investigation into the events.
“I believe that we have the right to this. Is it possible not to announce the final conclusions until the investigation is completed? I think it is fair,” he said. “If someone says that this is our rocket, should we be in a joint investigative group? I think we should. It is only fair.”
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