BRUSSELS, Nov 16 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was pleased with the fact how the allies reacted to the incident with the arrival of Ukrainian missiles in Poland, and stressed that such incidents must be responded to calmly, balancedly and “without unnecessary escalation”.
“NATO Allies and Poland responded calmly, balanced and coordinated … I believe that when resolving such incidents, one must be firm and react quickly, but at the same time remain calm and avoid unnecessary escalation. You always need to find a balance. You also need to have, if possible, the most accurate picture of what happened,” he told reporters .
NATO Secretary General previously acknowledged that preliminary information indicates that Ukrainian air defense missiles have arrived on Polish territory. He also offered to wait for the results of the ongoing investigation of the incident in order to have all the data.
The night before after the incident in Poland, Stoltenberg, in an interview with President Andrzej Duda, stated the importance of “finding out all the facts” of the incident.
br>Polish media reported on November 15 in the evening that two rockets fell in the Lublin Voivodeship on the border with Ukraine, killing two people. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the republic stated that the rocket that fell in Poland was Russian-made. However, this information was not confirmed in the United States, and then US President Joe Biden said that preliminary information speaks against the version of the arrival of Russian missiles.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, no strikes on targets near the Ukrainian-Polish border that day was not applied, and the published photos of some debris have nothing to do with Russian weapons. Photographs published in Poland from the site of the incident in Pszewodów clearly show that fragments of a missile of the Ukrainian S-300 air defense system fell there, the Defense Ministry said.