Ukrainian specialists at Poland blast web site, talks underneath manner on Kyiv’s function in probe By Reuters


© Reuters. A common view of silos close to the positioning of an explosion in Przewodow, a village in japanese Poland close to the border with Ukraine, November 18, 2022. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel


KYIV/WARSAW (Reuters) – Kyiv mentioned on Friday Ukrainian specialists had began work on the web site the place a missile killed two folks in southeastern Poland, because the nations focus on what function Ukraine could play in an investigation into the incident.

Poland and different Western states have mentioned the missile that landed in Przewodow, a village close to the border with Ukraine, was a Ukrainian air defence missile that went astray in pursuit of a Russian missile.

Kyiv denied this, saying it has proof of a “Russian hint” within the blast, and demanded entry to the positioning and a task within the investigation into the reason for the explosion.

Ukrainian Overseas Minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote on Twitter that Ukrainian specialists have been already working on the web site, however didn’t point out Kyiv’s demand to participate within the investigation.

“I’m grateful to the Polish aspect for granting (the specialists) entry. We are going to proceed our cooperation in an open and constructive method, as closest associates do,” he mentioned.

Warsaw had mentioned Ukrainian officers would be capable of see the positioning of the blast. Nevertheless it additionally mentioned participation within the investigation and entry to documentation required the settlement of the nations main the probe, Poland and america, and have to be consistent with worldwide regulation and treaties.

“Yesterday we have been in very intensive contact with the Ukrainian aspect,” Polish deputy justice minister Sebastian Kaleta instructed the information web site.

“The prosecutors of the related items of the nationwide prosecutor’s workplace or the regional prosecutor’s workplace are in touch with representatives of the overall prosecutor’s workplace of Ukraine. There have been high-level talks.”

He gave no particulars of the end result of the discussions.

Warsaw, Kyiv and their Western allies have mentioned that final accountability for the explosion lies with Russia, which invaded Ukraine in February and has been pounding Ukrainian power services with missiles.

The funerals of the 2 agricultural staff killed within the blast will happen on Saturday and Sunday, native authorities mentioned.

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