Ukraine Russia War: Will NATO attack Russia, decision will be taken shortly! Know these things before high level meeting2 min read
The meeting will start at 2.30 pm Indian time
Poland requested the meeting under Article 4 of NATO
US President said that it may happen that this missile was not fired by Russia
Brussels, Between the Ukraine-Russia War, the eyes of the world are now on NATO after a Russian missile fell in NATO member country Poland. The missile fell in the village of Prezvodo, located about 6.4 kilometers west of the Ukrainian border, killing two people. After which the fear of NATO attack on Russia has started catching up. After the missile attack, Poland had requested an emergency meeting under Article 4 of NATO, in which major decisions can be taken today.
According to Indian time, the meeting will start at 2.30 pm.
A European diplomat and two NATO officials said on Wednesday that NATO is holding an emergency meeting to discuss an explosion in eastern Poland near the Ukrainian border, according to a report by news agency Reuters. This meeting will start at 2.30 pm according to Indian time, where major decisions related to the attack on Russia can be taken. Also, NATO said in a press release that the gathering of NATO ambassadors in Brussels will be chaired by Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, who will also hold a news conference around 5 pm.
Will NATO attack Russia?
If it is determined that Moscow was at fault for launching the missile, it may invoke Article 5, in line with NATO’s principle of collective defence. Under Article 5 of NATO’s constitution, an attack on one of the members of the Western alliance is considered an attack on all. After the implementation of Article 5, all 30 member countries attack the enemy with full potential.
NATO meeting under Article 4
According to a Reuters report, Poland had requested the meeting under Article 4 of NATO. Now in this meeting, Poland can give evidence on the standards set to implement Article 5 with the member countries. According to Article 4, any country can call such a meeting in case of danger, in which the implementation of Article 5 can be discussed. If Poland succeeds in proving that this missile attack was done intentionally by Russia, then NATO can attack Russia with full force.
Biden indicated not to attack
US President Joe Biden said that it may happen that this missile was not fired by Russia. According to a Reuters report, Ukraine is also using Russian-made missiles and weapons on a large scale in the war. In such a situation, there is a possibility that this miss fire may have happened from Ukraine itself. However, President Joe Biden has said since the beginning of Moscow’s invasion that Washington will fulfill its Article 5 commitments to protect NATO partners.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 16, 2022, 13:44 IST