Russian airstrike hits near Poland border

March 14, 2022
Russian missiles hit a military base in western Ukraine.

This is the third now military facility or airfield that the Russians have struck in western Ukraine in just the last couple of days.

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby on Sunday’s missile attack in Ukraine near the Polish border.
  • At least 35 people were killed and 134 wounded in an attack on a military base near Yavoriv, Ukraine. The base is known as the International Peacekeeping and Security Center. Until recently, the base was often used for NATO troops training Ukrainian forces.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called the attack a “black day” and again asked NATO leaders to establish a no-fly zone over the country. However, NATO has been unwilling to establish a no-fly zone, citing that it could further escalate the war.
  • No U.S. troops or NATO alliance forces are currently in Ukraine. However, U.S. troops are currently deployed in Poland.

Why It Matters: The recent missile strike occured 15 miles from Poland – the closest a Russian attack has been to NATO's border.

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