The US does not possess any new information that would suggest a missile that killed two people in Poland on Tuesday could be anything other than a Ukrainian one, the National Security Council’s spokesperson, Adrienne Watson, said in a statement on Wednesday. Washington remains convinced that Russia is to blame, she added.
“We have seen nothing that contradicts President [Andrzej] Duda’s preliminary assessment that this explosion was most likely the result of a Ukrainian air defense missile that unfortunately landed in Poland,” Watson explained, adding that the US would not carry out its own investigation of the incident and would rely on the results of the ongoing Polish probe.
Washington is “in close touch” with both Warsaw and Kiev and has “full confidence” in the Polish investigative efforts, the spokeswoman added, vowing to provide new information on the incident “as it becomes available.”
Despite agreeing with Duda’s conclusion that the missile was most likely a Ukrainian one, the White House still believes it is Moscow and not Kiev that should bear the “ultimate” blame for the incident, regardless of the probe results.