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In thus combination image. Aerial view taken on November 17, 2022 shows the site where a missile strike killed two men in the eastern Poland village of Przewodow, near the border with war-ravaged Ukraine on November 15, 2022, Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky makes a surprise visit to Kherson on November 14, 2022

Newsweek, November 2022

Volodymyr Zelensky’s explanation for the deadly missile explosion in Poland may have been at odds with the one given by Joe Biden but could it undermine how the U.S. views future claims the Ukrainian president makes about Russia’s invasion?

On Tuesday, there was initial alarm among world leaders that the strike in Przewodow in the east of the NATO member could prompt an a response under Article 5 of the alliance’s charter. This quickly eased when Poland and the U.S. agreed that it was an accident likely caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile.

However, even as the threat of escalation under the alliance’s “one-for-all and all-for-one” principle died down, the Ukrainian president insisted that he had “no doubt that it was not our missile.” When asked about Zelensky’s response, Biden told reporters, “that’s not the evidence.”

Continue reading at Newsweek.

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