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Niinistö calls for cool heads as Nato chief, Poland suggest rocket came from Ukraine | News

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö said the events in Poland showed that war is a harsh situation in which unintended things happen.

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto (L) and Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto at a welcoming ceremony for visiting Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi (not pictured) at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on November 16, 2022. President Nyusi is in Finland on a two-day visit, working day. Photo: Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva

Finnish president Sully Niinisto He said the deadly explosion in Poland near the Ukrainian border did not appear to have been launched from Russian territory, referring to the flight itineraries.

Noting that it is important to determine the source of the explosion that killed two people on Tuesday night, Niinisto added that people commenting on the incident should remain calm.

He said that events in Poland showed that war is a harsh situation in which unintended things happen.

Meanwhile, the NATO Secretary General said, Jens Stoltenbergsaid that the explosion in Poland was most likely caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile.

Stoltenberg told a news conference that the explosion was not a deliberate attack, adding that it was not Ukraine’s fault, as Russia is attacking Ukraine illegally.

Before Stoltenberg’s declaration, the Polish President Andrey Duda It indicated that there were no indications that the missile strike was deliberate, according to the Reuters news service.

“We have no evidence that the missile was launched from the Russian side, and there is a high probability that the missile was used by the Ukrainian Defense Forces,” Duda said.

Poland was continuing to consider the possibility of implementing Article 4 of NATO on Wednesday, but the country’s prime minister, Matthews MoravickiHe said the procedure may not be necessary.

NATO ambassadors hold an emergency meeting regarding the incident. The meeting was attended by Finland and Sweden as observers, who are still awaiting approval of their membership in the coalition.

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