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Ukraine conflict intensifies in east; NATO, Poland say missile likely not from Russia

Ukraine conflict intensifies in east; NATO, Poland say missile likely not from Russia

Thursday, November 17th, 2022 7:40am

By Reuters

NATO and Poland concluded a missile that crashed in Poland was probably a stray fired by Ukraine’s air defences.

Ukraine said it faced fierce fighting in the east from Russian troops that withdrew from Kherson in the south.

The government in Kyiv was working to restore power across the country on Wednesday after intense Russian strikes on civilian infrastructure earlier in the week, officials said.

NATO ambassadors held emergency talks on Wednesday to respond to Tuesday’s blast that killed two people at a grain facility in Poland near the Ukrainian border, the war’s first deadly extension into the territory of the Western alliance. “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,” Polish President Andrzej Duda said. “It is highly probable that it was fired by Ukrainian anti-aircraft defence.”

The old S-300 rocket was being used by both Russia and Ukraine.

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