Deadly blast in Poland infographic
Graphic shows location of the blast and specifications of the S-300 surface-to-air missile system.


NATO – Poland blast was “likely unintentional”

By Jordi Bou

November 16, 2022 - NATO says the missile strike in Poland was likely an accident caused by Ukraine’s air defences responding to a Russian missile barrage.

Nevertheless, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that Moscow, not Kyiv, was ultimately to blame for starting the war in the first place and launching the attack that triggered Ukraine's defences.

Earlier, U.S. President Joe Biden said it was “unlikely” the missile had been fired from Russia.

“From the information that we and our allies have, it was an S-300 rocket made in the Soviet Union, an old rocket and there is no evidence that it was launched by the Russian side,” the Polish president Andrzej Duda said.

Two people were killed on a farm at Przewodów, near the western border with Ukraine, as Ukraine came under fire from one of the biggest barrages of missile strikes of the war.

The Kremlin had insisted it had nothing to do with their deaths.

PUBLISHED: 16/11/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Google Maps