NATO Says Missile Strike In Poland Likely By Ukraine Air Defense, And Unintentional

  • According to the top (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) NATO officials, a missile that landed in Poland, killing two people, was likely a Russian-made weapon fired by a Ukrainian air-defense system.
  • “Ukraine defended itself, which is obvious and understandable, by firing missiles whose task was to knock down Russian missiles,” Polish President Andrzej Duda said. “The Russian side is to blame for this tragic event.”
  • On Tuesday, Russia fired 96 missiles at Ukraine cities after being forced to withdraw from Kherson. A missile landed in a Polish village near the Ukrainian border, killing two farm workers. 
  • “This is not Ukraine’s fault,” said North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. “Russia bears ultimate responsibility.”
  • “This is a direct result of the ongoing war,” he added. “Of course, Ukraine has the right to shoot down missiles targeting Ukrainian cities and infrastructure.”
  • Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, said that Kyiv was ready to participate in a joint investigation into the incident, Wall Street Journal reported.
  • President Biden also noted that preliminary information about the missile strike indicates that it was unlikely to have been fired from Russia and pledged to investigate the incident.
  • As per senior Ukrainian officials, the missile was a Russian missile that crossed into Poland.
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