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NATO Says The Missile Strike That Killed 2 Wasn’t A Russian Attack

NATO says the missile strike that killed 2 wasn’t a Russian attack. Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg mentioned that a missile that killed two people in Poland on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, was probably Ukrainian.

Tyrese Griffin
Nov 17, 20222913 Shares46976 Views
NATO says the missile strike that killed 2 wasn’t a Russian attack. Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg mentioned that a missile that killed two people in Poland on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, was probably Ukrainian.
Ukrainian air defense systems were activated on Tuesday when Russia launched what is believed to be its biggest wave of missile strikes in nine months since the invasion on 24 February. Dozens of Russian missiles targeted the country, but Ukraine says it managed to shoot most of them down.
The mass attack, which occurred during the G20 summit in Indonesia, caused an international outcry, while news of a missile blast inside Nato member Poland's territory raised fears that the war might be escalating dangerously.

Poland - NATO Says The Missile Strike That Killed 2 Wasn’t A Russian Attack

Poland and NATO say missile strike wasn’t a Russian attack | ITV News

At a press conference, Polish President Andrzej Duda said there was a "high chance" it was an air defense missile from Ukraine that had fallen in Poland "accidentally" while intercepting incoming Russian missiles.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg echoed the preliminary Polish findings during a meeting of the 30-nation military alliance in Brussels.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, on the other hand, rejected them and demanded further investigation. The assessments of Tuesday's deadly missile landing appeared to reduce the likelihood of another major escalation in Russia's nearly 9-month-long invasion of Ukraine.
If Russia had gone after Poland, it could have drawn NATO into the conflict. Nonetheless, Stoltenberg and others blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin's war in general but not in particular.
During the conflict, both Russian and Ukrainian forces have used Russian-made munitions, including the S-300 surface-to-air missile system, which Kyiv has deployed as part of its air defenses.
The incident in Poland, a NATO member state, prompted ambassadors from the US-led military alliance to convene in Brussels for an emergency meeting.
According to a US official, the Ukrainian military informed the US and its allies that it attempted to intercept a Russian missile in the timeframe and near the location of the Poland missile strike.
Although it is unclear whether this air defense missile is the same one that struck Poland, this information has aided the ongoing US assessment of the strike.

Not Our Missile - Zelensky

According to Ukrainian media, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said, "I have no doubt that it was not our missile." He stated that his conclusion was based on military reports that he "cannot but trust."
He provided no evidence to support his claim and urged that Ukraine be included in the investigation of the explosion site in Poland to ascertain the facts.
The incident occurred as Russia launched scores of missiles at cities across Ukraine, targeting its energy grid and worsening power outages for millions, in what Kyiv claims was the most intense volley of such strikes during the nine-month conflict.
Kyiv claims to have shot down the majority of the incoming Russian missiles using its own air defense systems. Ukraine's Volyn region, which borders Poland, was one of many that Ukraine claims was targeted by Russia's countrywide bombardment.

Conclusion

The incident comes after Russia launched an attack on Ukraine on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, primarily targeting energy infrastructure. The bombardment resulted in city blackouts and the loss of power for 10 million people nationwide. Zelensky later confirmed that power had been restored to eight million customers.
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