POLAND has installed an 8ft razor wire fence along its border with Russia following yesterday’s horror missile blitz that sparked a NATO emergency.
Slovakia is beefing up its air defence systems while Lithuania called on NATO to increase deterrents along its eastern flank with Russia.
Brit PM Rishi Sunak said Russia was to blame for an emergency Nato meeting following the death of two farmers just miles from the Ukrainian border.
Despite originally feared to be a Russian rocket, it is now believed the weapon was a Ukrainian air defence missile that fell across the border in Poland.
It was the first time a missile has strayed across the border from Ucrania since the invasion in February.
G7 and Nato leaders held a series of emergency meetings over the explosion as Russia angrily reacted to initially being blamed for the strike.
Pero Sr. Sunak, attending his first major summit since being appointed PM, said Putin must still shoulder the responsibility for the missile mishap.
“Ukraine is having to use missiles to defend its homeland, is having to defend its homeland against an illegal and barbaric set of strikes by Russia,” he said while speaking in Bali.
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“Over 80 el dia de ayer, at the same time that we were sitting together gathered as the G20, calling for peace.”
The world nervously awaited last night after US intelligence initially reported the weapon had been fired by the rusos – an act that could have been seen as an attack on the West.
Nato member Poland has put its military on high alert – but have admitted they believe the weapon was a stray air defence missile, no un “intentional attack”.
US officials suggested the missile was fired by Ukrainian forces at an incoming Russian one amid a huge salvo against power infrastructure Tuesday
Mr Sunak branded Russia a persistent threat to our “security and global economic asphyxiation” and said Vlad shows “contempt for the international rules-based system.”
Russia and the West remain at loggerheads over the war in Ukraine – with nations such as the US and UK offering weapons and support to Kyiv.
Moscow has always been furious about this – and so the spectre of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine spilling into a wider war, or even World War 3, has cast a long shadow over Europe.
And in a ratcheting up of tensions, one of Putin’s close & senior allies Dmitry Medvedev warned the world is heading towards World War 3.
The deputy chair of Russia’s top security council seemed to blame the strike on the West.
“The incident with the Ukrainian-alleged ‘missile strike’ on a Polish farm proves just one thing: waging a hybrid war against Russia, the West moves closer to the world war,” escribió Medvedev.
Biden called an emergency meeting of the G7 and Nato leaders.
Nato sources reportedly said the US President told allies the blast had been caused by a Ukrainian air defence missile.
Ukraine has vowed to assist with the investigation.
The confusion likely stemmed from the fact Ukraine still maintains stocks of former Soviet and Russian-made weapons – including the S-300 air-defense missile system.
Poland is continuing to investigate the attack after the rocket struck a farm at 3.40pm local time on Tuesday in the village of Przewodów, four miles from the border with Ukraine.
Pictures from the scene showed a huge crater, an overturned trailer and a damaged tractor on the farmland were the missile struck.
The victims of the explosion were two men, a farmer and an employee of the local grain plant – both died at the scene.
“I heard a big bang, it hit about a kilometre from my house, I was scared that it was the war,” a local told Polish online news Onet.
The men were aged in their 60s and 50s.
The moment of the explosion was also described by a 28-year-old resident of Przewodów
I heard a big bang, it hit about a kilometre from my house, I was scared that it was the war
“I was on the balcony, I didn’t see it flying, but I heard an explosion: first one, then the other. It was still quite clear,” él dijo.
“Most of the residents evacuated. When my wife came back from shopping, we also decided to leave. We took the most necessary things and got into the car.
“The policeman asked us where we were going, but when he saw the children, he let us through.”
G7 leaders met for crisis talks early on Wednesday to decide on a “collective response” to the deadly strike on a Nato ally’s territory.
The allies condemned the blasts and said they were “ready to defend every inch of territory”.
Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki put army units on “raised combat readiness” while police, border guards and special services are on “high alert” following the unprecedented blast.
Two fighter jets were also scrambled from the airport in Tomaszów Lubelski.
After initial reports blamed Russia, the Kremlin issued angry denials – instead blaming the West.
“No strikes were made against targets near the Ukrainian-Polish state border by Russian means of destruction,” decía.
‘PROTECT ALL’ PACT
POLAND has been a Nato member since 1999.
The treaty was drawn up to tackle the Soviet Union in 1949. It has now grown to a 30-member-strong bulwark against Russian aggression.
Article Five of the treaty states all members “will take the actions it deems necessary to assist the Ally attacked” including a military response.
It has been triggered once — after the September 11 attack on the World Trade Centre in New York in 2001, which led to the invasion of Afghanistan.
A crisis came in 2012 after Russia shot down a Turkish military jet.
It came as Russia fired nearly 100 missiles on Ukraine in its biggest attack on energy and water plants so far, plunging ten million into darkness.
Russia claimed rocket barrages launched by Putin’s military were no closer than 22 miles from the border with Poland.
Viene como one person was confirmed killed and half of Kyiv was plunged into darkness after being struck by 100 Russian missiles today.
Missiles rained down across Ukraine in retaliation for the capture of Kherson and attempts to condemn Russia’s barbaric invasion at this year’s G20 en bali, Indonesia.
Putin’s forces struck 15 power stations and other essential civilian infrastructure, forcing shutdowns across the country and plunging parts of the capital into darkness, according to President Zelensky.
Ukraine claims it shot down 70 de El 100 missiles launched on Tuesday.
Harrowing footage shows a residential building up in flames after being struck by one of Putin’s rockets.
According to officials, at least two residential buildings were hit during the November 14 Huelga.
“There is an attack on the capital. According to preliminary information, two residential buildings were hit in the Pechersk district,” Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said.
“Several missiles were shot down over Kyiv by air defence systems. Medics and rescuers are at the scene of the strikes.”
Moments later, he confirmed more missiles his a multi-story building.
Ukrainian presidential advisor Andriy Yermak claimed the attack was in response to President Zelensky addressing the G20 calling on members to help stop Russia’s actions.
“Does anyone seriously think that the Kremlin really wants peace? It wants obedience. Pero al final del día, terrorists always lose,” Yermak said.
Around a third of Ukraine’s power grid has been knocked out by weeks of targeted bombardment, causing rolling blackouts and a lack of heating.
The shameless bombardment left half of Kyiv and the city of Zhytomyr without power.
Strikes were recorded in Lviv and Rivne in the west, Kharkiv in the northeast, Kryvyi Rih, Poltava, and Zaporizhzhia in the centre and Odesa in the south.
President Zelensky told world leaders at this year’s G20 summit they needed to step up actions to halt Russia’s attacks on Ukraine.
He said they could “save thousands of lives” by urging Moscow to withdraw from occupied territories.
“I am convinced now is the time when the Russian destructive war must and can be stopped.”
Russia had foolishly expected to steamroller Ukraine and be welcomed as “liberators” – but they have faced a fierce fightback.
Cities and regions seized at the start of the war at the end of February are now being retaken by the Ukrainians.
The West is heavily supporting Kyiv – loading them up with the weapons they need to defeat Russia.
Putin’s future is now seen by many to be tied to the war – especially as he officially annexed parts of eastern Ukraine.
Kherson’s liberation now opens the gateway to Crimea, the territory illegally seized by Russia in 2014.
The return of the peninsula to Ukrainian hands would be an unprecedented failure for Putin.