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Russia bears responsibility, says Nato as missile strike kills 2 in Poland

The incident roiled financial markets early in the day amid fears that geopolitical tensions may flare up further

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Nato member Poland and the head of the military alliance both said Wednesday there was “no indication” that a missile that came down in Polish farmland, killing two people, was an intentional attack, and that air defences in neighbouring Ukraine likely launched the Soviet-era projectile to fend off a Russian assault that savaged its power grid.

The incident roiled financial markets early in the day amid fears that geopolitical tensions may flare up further. Later, normal trade returned as escalation fears eased.

In the midst of early confusion around the “missle strike” on Poland, the group of 20 nations unanimously adopted a

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First Published: Nov 16 2022 | 11:48 PM IST

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