Prezvodov: Tuesday, November 15, near the Ukrainian border, the rise of tensions after the fall of the missile in Poland and the death of two people had given rise to apprehensions of a world war. However, Western leaders on Wednesday played down fears that the missile explosion in Poland was likely an accident, while Kyiv insisted that Russia fired the missile. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pointed the finger at Russia, but the United States, like NATO, came out strongly in support of Warsaw’s assessment that the deadly missile was likely fired by Ukraine. Let’s say Poland is a member of NATO. NATO’s motto is that an attack on one of its member countries means an attack on all countries involved in the alliance.
Warsaw and NATO both said the blast in the Polish village of Przewodow was caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile fired to deflect a Russian barrage, while ultimately blaming Moscow for starting the conflict. The White House said it had “seen nothing contrary to Poland’s initial assessment” – while also stating that “the party ultimately responsible for this tragic incident is Russia”. However, President Zelensky said Kyiv had seen no evidence proving the missile was Ukrainian. He demanded all kinds of details related to the incident in addition to being part of any investigation and gaining access to the site of the explosion.
Volodymyr Zelensky said the missile was fired by Russia
Zelensky said: “I have no doubt it was not our missile. According to our military reports, I believe it was a Russian missile. Immediately after this incident, there was a possibility of a new turn in the Ukrainian conflict, in which NATO would also be active. But on Wednesday, President Andrzej Duda announced Poland’s conclusion that… the missile explosion likely came from Ukraine’s own air defenses. Duda said it was entirely possible the Soviet-era missile was launched by Ukraine, which he called an “unfortunate accident”, but blamed it on Russia due of its attacks on Ukraine.
2 Moscow oil storage depots destroyed in Ukraine drone attack
Ukraine has targeted an oil depot just 190 miles from Moscow with a drone, hitting Russia at the longest distance yet. Ukrainian official Anton Gerashchenko posted photos of flames coming out of this depot. The photo shows heavy damage to the depot located about 100 miles from the border with Ukraine. The logo of Russian state pipeline operator Transneft is also displayed here. State Russian television said the tank in this depot was empty. Due to the drone attack, there was a pit about 12 feet deep there. The attack came a day after Russia targeted Ukrainian cities with more than 100 missiles.
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