EU holds Russia responsible for Poland missile strike
"This tragic incident is a result of yet another massive wave of missile attacks on Ukrainian cities by Russia yesterday, targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure," Josep Borrell said in a statement. "These attacks are gross violations of international law."
"Russia continues to disseminate disinformation about the unjustified and unprovoked war it is waging against Ukraine. We will keep calling Russia out for its information manipulation and interference," Borrell added.
Urging Russia to stop its "illegal war," he said the EU will "remain steadfast in our support to Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and its inherent right of self-defense against the Russian aggression as enshrined in the UN Charter."
Europe will continue to provide "strong" political, military, humanitarian and financial support to Ukraine for "as long as it takes," Borrell said.
"Russia, all perpetrators and accomplices will be held to account," he added.
But NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said an initial analysis suggested that it was “likely caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile fired to defend Ukrainian territory," a theory also backed by Poland.