Polish President Andrzej Duda said Thursday that he is trying to support Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky following what he called an “unintentional incident” that left two people dead on Tuesday when a missile landed in the Polish village of Przewodow, near the border with Ukraine.
“It is an extremely difficult situation, and it is not a surprise to anyone that there are emotions here. He is going through everything that his nation is going through. It is his nation, that chose him for this post and for which he feels responsible,” Duda told journalists on Thursday during a visit at the site of the blast in Przewodow.
Duda said that all three parties – Poland, Ukraine and the US – are collecting information on their end, reinstating that what happened on Tuesday was a “tragic” accident.
“Nobody wanted to hurt anyone in Poland,” Duda said, adding that “so far, we haven't found any traces of the second missile on Polish territory.”
“This is a difficult time for this small community,” he said, and “the families ask that their pain and privacy be respected.”