16 Nov 2022

Nato says Poland missile strike ‘likely’ Ukraine accident

International Editor

The blast last night in a Polish village near the border with Ukraine was most likely caused by a stray Ukrainian air defence missile. That’s the conclusion of an emergency NATO meeting, although the Secretary-General made clear the blame was squarely on Russia, which had launched a barrage of missile strikes on Ukraine.

Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, however, has insisted ‘I have no doubt that it was not our missile’. The explosion killed two people less than five miles from Poland’s border with Ukraine.