Uncertainty was cleared up yesterday after Poland claimed that the missiles that killed two people inside its territory were likely to have been launched by Ukraine as part of its anti-aircraft defence.

While representatives of NATO member countries held an emergency meeting in Brussels today after two people were killed in Poland following a missile explosion near the Ukrainian border.

On Wednesday morning, Polish President Andrzej Duda said it was likely to have been the Ukrainians, and not the Russians as initially thought, who launched the missile as part of their anti-aircraft defence.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky initially blamed Russia for the shelling. So did other leaders.

Polish President Andrzej Duda said: ‘Nothing, absolutely nothing, indicates that this was an intentional attack on Poland. What happened was that a rocket exploded on our territory. It was not intentional. Poland was not the target of the missile. The fact is that this was not an attack on Poland”.

With the facts clarified, the incident leads to reflection on the possible accidents that this whole conflict involves, escalating in its violence day by day.