Two Missiles hit Poland: Russian, or Ukrainian?

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Sunday, November 20, 2022

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Damage sustained to the property (Credit to CNN)

On the evening of Tuesday, November 15, 2022, two missiles, The missile landed outside the rural village of Przewodów. likely Russian-made hit just outside the village of Przewodów, Poland on the Polish-Ukrainian border, leaving 2 dead.

The question is: Were the two missiles Russian, or Ukrainian?

While at first it was believed to be the work of the Russians, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Polish government believe that the missiles were most likely fired by Ukraine trying to defend itself against the Russians. However, Polish President Andrzej Duda told the press, "We do not have any conclusive evidence at the moment as to who launched this missile ... it was most likely a Russian-made missile, but this is still under investigation at the moment." "There is no indication that this was an intentional attack on Poland. Most likely, it was a Russian-made S-300 rocket," Duda said in a tweet Earlier Wednesday. Due to the fact that the incident happened in Poland, which is NATO territory prompted ambassadors to hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday, November 16 2022 in Brussels, Belgium.

The NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said, "Our preliminary analysis suggests that the incident was likely caused by the Ukrainian air defense missile fired to defend Ukrainian territory against Russian cruise missile attacks,". He also added, “But let me be clear, this is not Ukraine’s fault. Russia bears ultimate responsibility, as it continues its illegal war against Ukraine.”

Initial findings by the United States (U.S.) also suggest that the missiles were from Ukraine.

The Russian Foreign Ministry also denies any involvement in the disaster. They also deny that the missiles were sent by Russia.


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