Poland may let Ukraine into the missile explosion scene in the near future

Oleksiy Yarmolenko

Polish authorities may grant access to Ukrainian representatives to the rocket explosion scene in the southeast of the country. Ukraine publicly requested admission there in order to join the investigation.

This was told by the chief advisor to the President of Poland on foreign policy Jakub Kumoh, writes Reuters.

Polish President Andrzej Duda noted that access to the explosion site requires the consent of the two countries conducting the investigation: Poland and the United States.

"Ukrainians asked to provide access to the place of investigation. If both sides agree, and as far as I know, there will be no objections from the American side, such access can be obtained in the near future," he explained.

The head of Polandʼs National Security Bureau Jacek Siewera also said that, as far as he knows, Duda is not opposed to having Ukrainian observers at the scene.

Kumokh informed that Poland has video evidence of the explosion.

"The videos really exist. I would not like to talk about the content of these videos that I saw in secret mode, but of course the prime minister provided such information. Such materials exist," Kumoh noted.

  • On November 15, the Associated Press (AP) agency, citing a senior US intelligence official, said that Russian missiles had crossed the border of Poland, a NATO member, and landed on its territory, killing two people.
  • Later it became known that the government of Poland increased the combat readiness of the army after the explosion near the border with Ukraine. President of the country Andrzej Duda held telephone talks with the U.S. President Joe Biden and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky. Duda also called an emergency meeting of the Security Council of Poland for Wednesday.
  • Polish President Andrzej Duda said that a Russian-made missile from the S-300 anti-aircraft complex fell on the territory of his country. He emphasized that there is currently no evidence that this was a deliberate attack on Poland.