Ukraine Refuses To Admit Missile Hit Lie Despite NATO Forgiveness

PRZEWODOW, POLAND - NOVEMBER 16: A plate with the village name Przewodow is pictured on November 16, 2022 in Przewodow, Poland. Poland convened a meeting of its national security council amid reports that stray missiles hit its territory, killing two people. Russia's defense ministry denied that its missiles hit the NATO member state, but moments after, Polish ministry confirmed it was a Russian-produced missile. (Photo by Omar Marques/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says he had “no doubt” that Ukraine was not to blame for a missile strike that hit a Polish village on Tuesday evening, killing two people.
  • That’s despite NATO’s initial assessment that the blast took place as Ukraine was trying to defend itself against Russia.
  • Zelenskyy said on Ukrainian TV Wednesday that his top military commanders had assured him that “it was not our missile and not our missile strike” that was the cause of the incident.
  • The explosion in southeastern Poland provoked a diplomatic storm and fears that a wider conflict between NATO and Russia could erupt.

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