Despite NATO Coming In Support Of Ukraine, Kyiv Asserts It Does Not Take Blame For Poland Missile Attack

Despite NATO Coming In Support Of Ukraine, Kyiv Asserts It Does Not Take Blame For Poland Missile Attack
  • Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that his top military commanders had assured him that "it was not our missile and not our missile strike" that landed in Poland, killing two people.
  • "I have no doubt in [Tuesday's] report to me personally — from the Commander of the Air Force to Commander-in-Chief [Valery] Zaluzhny — that it was not our missile and not our missile strike," Zelenskyy said, CNBC reported.
  • "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. If someone says this is our rocket, should we be in a joint investigative group? I think we should, it is only fair."
  • NATO's (North Atlantic Treaty Organization ) initial assessment suggested that the blast occurred as Ukraine was trying to defend itself against Russia.
  • Speaking to the press, NATO's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stressed that "preliminary analysis suggests that the incident was likely caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile fired to defend Ukrainian territory against Russian cruise missile attacks."
  • Despite NATO exonerating Ukraine, Kyiv was quick to defend itself and rebuff the investigation's initial findings.
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