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NATO Sees No Intentional Russian Strike as Crisis Is Defused

  • Alliance leaders point to Ukrainian air-defense incident
  • Russia still ‘definitely to blame,’ Poland’s president says
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WATCH: NATO’s Stoltenberg says the incident “was likely caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile.”Source: Bloomberg
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NATO and Poland’s leaders said there is no indication that a missile that struck Polish territory late Tuesday was an intentional Russian attack as governments in the military alliance moved to defuse the incident. 

“Our preliminary analysis suggests that the incident was likely caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile fired to defend Ukrainian territory against Russian cruise missile attacks,” Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, told reporters after a meeting in Brussels.