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Indonesia: Macron expresses 'condolences' to victims of a missile explosion in Poland, calls for avoiding escalation02:44

Indonesia: Macron expresses 'condolences' to victims of a missile explosion in Poland, calls for avoiding escalation

Indonesia, Bali
November 16, 2022 at 12:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

French President Emmanuel Macron held a press conference at the G20 Summit in Bali on Wednesday, in which he addressed the missile incident that killed two people in the early morning on the Polish border with Ukraine.

Macron said that he had expressed his condolences and support to Polish authorities after the missile explosion.

"I reiterated our solidarity and we expressed our engagement with Poland to clarify the situation. The investigations are in progress, we cooperate with Poland to know exactly what happened, together with the allies, who met this morning", the President said.

The French leader urged to avoid an escalation of violence in the Russia-Ukraine war, as he discussed the matter with China's President Xi Jinping, who according to Macron may 'play a more important mediation role in the next months'.

"We had the chance to talk to the Chinese president, who has very clearly positioned against nuclear escalation", confirmed Macron. China's mediation with Russia may "avoid the resumption of even harder attacks" on Ukraine, the president said.

Polish authorities reported that a missile had fallen on their territory on Tuesday, close to the border with Ukraine, killing two people at a grain drying plant.

It came as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed 90 missiles had been launched against his country, describing the incident in Poland as a 'significant escalation'.

The Russian Defence Ministry strongly denied any responsibility, saying that "there were no strikes on targets near the Ukrainian-Polish state border by Russian weapons."

Polish President Andrzej Duda told journalists that the authorities "do not have any conclusive evidence at the moment as to who launched the missile", while US President Joe Biden said that "it is unlikely, in the lines of the trajectory, that it was fired from Russia".

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg claimed there was no indication that it was a 'deliberate attack'.

Indonesia: Macron expresses 'condolences' to victims of a missile explosion in Poland, calls for avoiding escalation02:44
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French President Emmanuel Macron held a press conference at the G20 Summit in Bali on Wednesday, in which he addressed the missile incident that killed two people in the early morning on the Polish border with Ukraine.

Macron said that he had expressed his condolences and support to Polish authorities after the missile explosion.

"I reiterated our solidarity and we expressed our engagement with Poland to clarify the situation. The investigations are in progress, we cooperate with Poland to know exactly what happened, together with the allies, who met this morning", the President said.

The French leader urged to avoid an escalation of violence in the Russia-Ukraine war, as he discussed the matter with China's President Xi Jinping, who according to Macron may 'play a more important mediation role in the next months'.

"We had the chance to talk to the Chinese president, who has very clearly positioned against nuclear escalation", confirmed Macron. China's mediation with Russia may "avoid the resumption of even harder attacks" on Ukraine, the president said.

Polish authorities reported that a missile had fallen on their territory on Tuesday, close to the border with Ukraine, killing two people at a grain drying plant.

It came as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed 90 missiles had been launched against his country, describing the incident in Poland as a 'significant escalation'.

The Russian Defence Ministry strongly denied any responsibility, saying that "there were no strikes on targets near the Ukrainian-Polish state border by Russian weapons."

Polish President Andrzej Duda told journalists that the authorities "do not have any conclusive evidence at the moment as to who launched the missile", while US President Joe Biden said that "it is unlikely, in the lines of the trajectory, that it was fired from Russia".

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg claimed there was no indication that it was a 'deliberate attack'.