Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) “bear responsibility for the missile incident in Poland, and are the root cause of it “.
Peskov said on Thursday that if the United States blamed Russia for ultimate responsibility for Tuesday’s missile crash in eastern Poland, then Washington should be blamed for launching what Russia calls its “special military operation” in Ukraine. where the United States did not take into account either “NATO” of Russia’s “concerns”.
“Washington says if there were no Russian missile attacks, there would be no counter-missiles fired by Ukrainian forces,” the Kremlin spokesman added, on a conference call with reporters.
He continued: “But if you follow this logic, you can go over the situation further and come to the conclusion that unless there is a complete reluctance on the part of the United States and NATO to take account of Russia’s concerns and discuss draft treaties with Russia that have been formulated and presented, there will be no need for a special military operation.”
And US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Wednesday that the US “has so far not seen any information that contradicts the initial Polish assessment that the explosion was most likely the result of a Ukrainian missile,” adding : “Whatever the final conclusions are, the world knows that Russia bears the responsibility.” final on this incident.
US President Joe Biden also informed NATO and the Group of Seven that the missile that fell on Polish territory was fired from Ukrainian air defenses.
According to Polish media reports, two rockets fell in the city of Lublin on the border with Ukraine, killing two people.
On the other hand, the Russian Defense Ministry denied the validity of the Polish allegations and considered them a “deliberate provocation”.