Poland said the missile that struck it most likely came from Ukraine's air defence


Posted on 17 November 2022


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On Wednesday, Poland stated that there is "absolutely no indication" that a missile that landed in Polish farmland and killed two people was a deliberate attack on the NATO nation. Poland further stated that Ukraine's neighbour most likely fired the Soviet-era missile as it repelled a Russian airstrike that destroyed its power grid. “Ukraine's defence was launching their missiles in various directions and it is highly probable that one of these missiles unfortunately fell on Polish territory," Polish President Andrzej Duda stated. “There is nothing, absolutely nothing to suggest that it was an intentional attack on Poland,” he continued. At a gathering of the military alliance in Brussels, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg concurred with the analysis.

“An investigation into this incident is ongoing and we need to await its outcome. But we have no indication that this was the result of a deliberate attack,” Stoltenberg informed reporters. The early conclusions were released following the investigation's support from U.S. President Joe Biden and other Western supporters of Ukraine, as well as many Russian denials that they fired the missile.


Key Points

  • On Wednesday, Poland stated that there is "absolutely no indication" that a missile that landed in Polish farmland and killed two people was a deliberate attack on the NATO nation.

  • The early conclusions were released following the investigation's support from U.S. President Joe Biden and other Western supporters of Ukraine, as well as many Russian denials that they fired the missile.


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