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Missile hit Polish village near Ukraine border, 2 killed; UN believes missile not fired by Russia

Russia Ukraine War Daily Life
Posted at 1:01 PM, Nov 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-23 13:11:59-05

Note: In earlier versions of a story published November 15, 2022, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from a senior American intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity, that Russian missiles had crossed into Poland and killed two people. Subsequent reporting showed that the missiles were Russian-made and most likely fired by Ukraine in defense against a Russian attack.

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Poland originally said that a Russian-made missile hit its territory and killed 2 people. Late Tuesday, U.N. Secretary-General Jans Stoltenberg said it was believed the missile came from Ukraine. President Joe Biden also said he did not believe the missile was fired from Russia.

Polish media reported that two people died Tuesday afternoon after a projectile struck an area where grain was drying in Przewodów, a Polish village near the border with Ukraine.

The incident happened as Russia pounded Ukraine's energy facilities Tuesday with its biggest barrage of missiles yet, striking targets from east to west and causing widespread blackouts.

Neighboring Moldova was also affected. It reported massive power outages after the strikes knocked out a key power line that supplies energy to the small nation, an official said.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that more strikes were possible and urged people to stay safe and seek shelter.