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Does the Russian missile attack on Poland provoke a NATO response?

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In this handout photo released by the Russian Ministry of Defense on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, a Russian warship launches a cruise missile at a target in Ukraine. A massive barrage of Russian strikes hit critical infrastructure in Kiev, Kharkiv and other Ukrainian cities on Monday morning, knocking out water and electricity supplies in apparent retaliation for what Moscow said was a Ukrainian attack on its Black Sea fleet over the weekend. (Press service of the Ministry of Defense of Russia via AP)

Russian Ministry of Defense via Associated Press

On Tuesday, November 15, Russia launched a barrage of missiles over Ukraine, hitting targets across the country, according to the Associated Press. Russian missiles also crossed the territory of Polandof a NATO member state, where they killed two people, an unnamed senior US intelligence official told the news service.

The press secretary of the Polish government Piotr Mueller does not comment on this information. He said on Twitter that Polish Prime Minister convened an urgent meeting of the Committee of the Council of Ministers on National Security and Defense.

The Ministry of Defense of Russia Denies missile strikes near the Polish border, NBC News journalist Andrea Mitchell said.

Is NATO obliged to respond to a Russian missile attack on Poland? Could it involve NATO in the war in Ukraine?

Did NATO respond? Poland answered?

Neither NATO nor Poland has commented on the Russian missile attack, which according to the Associated Press killed two people in Poland.

30 NATO member countries — including the United States — have a collective defense agreement enshrined in the organization’s founding treaty.

What does Article 5 say about NATO’s collective defense?

According to NATO, the collective defense agreement in Article 5 the founding treaty of the organization is the “heart” of the alliance. Article 5 says:

“The parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be treated as an attack against them all, and therefore they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right in individual or collective self-defense, as recognized by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, shall assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking immediately, individually and jointly with other Parties, such action as it may deem necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain security in the North Atlantic region.

Any such armed attack and any measures taken as a result thereof shall be immediately reported to the Security Council. Such measures shall cease when the Security Council takes the measures necessary to restore and maintain international peace and security.”

What is considered an armed attack on NATO?

According to Article 6 of NATO’s founding treaty, an “armed attack against one or more Parties” includes an “armed attack” against any territory controlled by member countries in Europe or against any “forces, ships or aircraft of any” member country.

Aspen Pflughoeft covers the news in real time for McClatchy. She graduated from Minerva University where she studied communications, history and international politics. She previously reported for the Deseret News.



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Does the Russian missile attack on Poland provoke a NATO response?

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In this handout photo released by the Russian Ministry of Defense on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, a Russian warship launches a cruise missile at a target in Ukraine. A massive barrage of Russian strikes hit critical infrastructure in Kiev, Kharkiv and other Ukrainian cities on Monday morning, knocking out water and electricity supplies in apparent retaliation for what Moscow said was a Ukrainian attack on its Black Sea fleet over the weekend. (Press service of the Ministry of Defense of Russia via AP)

Russian Ministry of Defense via Associated Press

On Tuesday, November 15, Russia launched a barrage of missiles over Ukraine, hitting targets across the country, according to the Associated Press. Russian missiles also crossed the territory of Polandof a NATO member state, where they killed two people, an unnamed senior US intelligence official told the news service.

The press secretary of the Polish government Piotr Mueller does not comment on this information. He said on Twitter that Polish Prime Minister convened an urgent meeting of the Committee of the Council of Ministers on National Security and Defense.

The Ministry of Defense of Russia Denies missile strikes near the Polish border, NBC News journalist Andrea Mitchell said.

Is NATO obliged to respond to a Russian missile attack on Poland? Could it involve NATO in the war in Ukraine?

Did NATO respond? Poland answered?

Neither NATO nor Poland has commented on the Russian missile attack, which according to the Associated Press killed two people in Poland.

30 NATO member countries — including the United States — have a collective defense agreement enshrined in the organization’s founding treaty.

What does Article 5 say about NATO’s collective defense?

According to NATO, the collective defense agreement in Article 5 the founding treaty of the organization is the “heart” of the alliance. Article 5 says:

“The parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be treated as an attack against them all, and therefore they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right in individual or collective self-defense, as recognized by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, shall assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking immediately, individually and jointly with other Parties, such action as it may deem necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain security in the North Atlantic region.

Any such armed attack and any measures taken as a result thereof shall be immediately reported to the Security Council. Such measures shall cease when the Security Council takes the measures necessary to restore and maintain international peace and security.”

What is considered an armed attack on NATO?

According to Article 6 of NATO’s founding treaty, an “armed attack against one or more Parties” includes an “armed attack” against any territory controlled by member countries in Europe or against any “forces, ships or aircraft of any” member country.

Aspen Pflughoeft covers the news in real time for McClatchy. She graduated from Minerva University where she studied communications, history and international politics. She previously reported for the Deseret News.



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