Global tensions are on a new high as a suspected Russian missile hit NATO member country Poland on November 15. But it is not yet confirmed whether Russia launched a missile strike against Poland. This comes as the Ukraine-Russia war continues to go on.
US President Joe Biden called for an emergency meeting at the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia over the incident.
What happened: A village in eastern Poland's Przewodow near Ukraine's border, was hit by a missile on November 15, killing two people.
The fragments of what appears to be a S-300 anti-air missile that’s currently in use by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. pic.twitter.com/thPAg6uABd— Denis Rogatyuk (@DenisRogatyuk) November 15, 2022
#UPDATE The Kremlin has praised Washington's "measured" response after a missile landed in Poland and US President Joe Biden said it was "unlikely" that it had come from Russia. pic.twitter.com/1Bbq27Qr28— AFP News Agency (@AFP) November 16, 2022
The Emergency meeting: At the G20 emergency meeting called by Biden, representatives of Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and the EU were present.
Why it isn't clear that the missile was fired from Russia: Even though the missile could be Russian-produced, it doesn't mean that it was fired from Russia or by Russia.
I spoke with President Andrzej Duda of Poland to express my deep condolences for the loss of life in Eastern Poland and offer our full support for Poland's investigation of the explosion.— President Biden (@POTUS) November 16, 2022
We will remain in close touch to determine appropriate next steps as it proceeds. pic.twitter.com/m6OSwcHKtD
The bigger picture: Poland is a member of NATO and according to Article 5 of the alliance, any attack on a NATO member country means an attack on the entire alliance and other member countries.
Poland. This is not a self-fulfilling prophecy. This is the reality we've been warning about. We were asking to close the sky, because sky has no borders. Not for 🇷🇺 uncontrolled missiles. Not for the threat they carry for our EU&NATO neighbours. Gloves are off. Time to win.— Oleksii Reznikov (@oleksiireznikov) November 15, 2022
⚡️Reuters: Poland considering NATO Article 4 activation, puts some of its military on high alert.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) November 16, 2022
NATO ambassadors will meet on Nov. 16 at Poland's request, Reuters reports citing two European diplomats, following an explosion in Poland close to the Ukrainian border.