Russia hails ‘measured’ US response to Polish missile incident
The Kremlin hailed Washington’s “measured” response on Wednesday after a missile landed in Poland and US President Joe Biden said it was “unlikely” that it came from Russia.
“In this case, one should pay attention to the measured and more professional response from the American side,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
Peskov added that: “As for the incident in Poland, Russia had nothing to do with it.”
A missile landed in Poland near the Ukrainian border on Tuesday, killing two people.
The incident came as world leaders gathered for the G20 in Bali, where Western heads of state warned against jumping to conclusions.
When asked if the missile was fired from Russia, Biden said there was “preliminary information that disputes that.” “It’s unlikely…that he was expelled from Russia. But we’ll see.”
Polish President Andrzej Duda also called for calm, saying there was no “unequivocal proof” of the origin of the missile and that he considered it an “isolated” incident.
The Russian Defense Ministry denied Russia’s responsibility for the deadly explosion.
“Photographs of the wreckage … have been unequivocally identified by Russian military experts as fragments of a guided anti-aircraft missile from a Ukrainian S-300 air defense system,” the report said. ministry in a statement.
“Precision strikes were carried out on targets only on the territory of Ukraine and at a distance of at least 35 kilometers from the Ukrainian-Polish border,” he added.
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