Headline RoundupNovember 15th, 2022

Missile That Killed 2 in Poland Likely a Ukrainian Stray, NATO Says

AllSides Summary

An explosion that killed two people in a Polish village near the Ukrainian border Tuesday as Russia hammered Ukraine with missile strikes was likely a stray from Ukraine's air defense system, said Poland and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Key Quotes: Russia's Defense Ministry denied conducting "any strikes on targets near the Ukrainian-Polish border." Poland's president said Tuesday that "Ukraine’s defense was launching their missiles in various directions and it is highly probable that one of these missiles unfortunately fell on Polish territory."

For Context: The missile strikes caused widespread power outages in Ukraine, and major outages were also reported in Moldova as a result of the strikes. Russian losses in the conflict have mounted as of late, with Ukraine recently recapturing the key city of Kherson.

How the Media Covered It: Sources across the spectrum framed the news as a potentially major escalation in Russia's invasion of Ukraine, before updating reports with new information suggesting that the explosion was caused by an errant Ukrainian missile. Updated 11/16/22 at 11:49 a.m. ET

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