Polish President Duda examined the crash site of a rocket in his country. In the case of joint investigations with Ukraine, international law must be followed.
According to Polish President Andrzej Duda, the participation of Ukrainian experts in the investigation into the rocket hitting Polish territory is dependent on international mutual legal assistance arrangements. “If guests from Ukraine want to see the ongoing investigation, it will be possible to show them as it was shown to me today,” Duda said after visiting the site in the village of Przevodov on Thursday. said.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had previously said that experts from his country would be allowed to participate in the investigation. The head of state said that the corresponding approval came from Poland. Duda did not make a clear comment on whether Poland had given the green light.
Duda shows understanding for Ukraine after rocket hit
Duda, who visited the site of the rocket that killed two people on Tuesday, showed his understanding of the situation in neighboring Ukraine:
Preliminary evidence suggests it was a Ukrainian missile fired to repel Russian attacks. Where exactly the rocket came from is still unknown.
Investigations should be “as objective as possible”.
Grazyna Ignaczak-Bandych, head of the Polish Presidential Chancellery, told the Internet portal “I.pl” that it is “highly likely” that Ukrainians will be allowed to “visit” the investigation area. She added that Americans are also involved in the investigation. The investigation should be “as objective as possible” and no mistakes should be made.
Currently, the West assumes that this is a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile used to defend against Russian military attacks. A Russian missile was also mentioned in the media reports right after the explosion in the NATO country.
So far, Zelenskyy claimed it was a Russian missile, but said he wasn’t 100% sure what it was.
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