Polish President Visits Site of Missile Blast in Przewodow

Polish President Andrzej Duda visited the scene of a missile strike that killed two people in Przewodow on Thursday, November 17.

The explosion happened after a shell landed in the village, which is close to the Ukrainian border, as Russia launched large-scale missile attacks on Ukraine.

In a preliminary assessment, Duda said the explosion was most likely the result of a Ukrainian air defense missile that landed in Poland. NATO and the United States have both indicated support for Poland’s analysis.

Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky has disputed this conclusion and, on Wednesday night, called for his country to be involved in investigations.

Duda’s adviser Jakub Kumoch said this permission was likely to be granted pending US and Polish approval, according to Polish broadcaster TVN 24. Credit: President of the Republic of Poland via Storyful