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Poland, NATO say missile strike that killed 2 wasn't a Russian attack | PBS |

"No indication" missile that hit Poland was "attack," but NATO says Russia at fault as it hammers Ukraine

NATO's secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that there was "no indication" that a missile that landed inside Poland, killing two people on Tuesday, was the result of a deliberate attack by Russia, "and we have no indication that Russia is planning offensive military actions against NATO allies."

"I think this demonstrates the dangers connected to the ongoing war in Ukraine, but it hasn't changed our fundamental assessment of the threat against NATO allies," Stoltenberg told journalists Wednesday after a meeting of NATO's ambassadors.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Nov 16th, 2022 at 10:43:07 PM EST

Missile Blast in Poland Risked Russia-NATO Clash Before Both Sides Dialed Back

Ukraine air-defense likely fired the missile, officials said, and responses from Biden and the Kremlin showed a shared wish to avoid escalation

So, is Stoltenberg saying that NATO AA detected the missiles in flight and their crews made the conscious decision not to engage them? Or did they have advance warning from whoever fired the missiles, informing them of their lack of a hostile purpose in NATO airspace?

Honestly, even with all the great jokes and memes to come out of this otherwise tragic event (2 people reportedly dead after all) the explanation from Stoltenberg is the funniest shit that I have heard in connection with this whole affair.

Posted by: Skiffer | Nov 16 2022 19:48 utc | 207

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Nov 16th, 2022 at 10:46:50 PM EST
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