Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Wednesday that the explosion that killed two people near the country’s border with Ukraine appears to be an “unfortunate accident,” not an “intentional attack.”
Duda said it was “very likely” the explosion was caused by Ukrainian air defenses. The missile “unfortunately fell on Polish territory” as Ukraine defended itself against Russian strikes, he said.
Duda added that the projectile that caused the blast was “most likely” Russian-made, but officials have “no proof at the moment that it was a missile fired by the Russian side.” Ukraine has previously denied it was to blame for the blast and accused Moscow of a “serious escalation.” Russia also denied responsibility. The explosion in the Polish village of Przewodów — about four miles from the Ukraine border — happened on the same day Russia launched one of its biggest barrages of strikes against Ukrainian cities.