As missile strikes hit Poland, NATO is now on heightened alert as Poland is a NATO country.

The west has moved a step closer to direct war with Russia if these missiles were in fact fired by Russia.

But the US has suggested that the trajectory of the missile would mean that it did not come from Russian soil.

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Produced By: Roderick Chambers

Featured In Story: Dr Jessica Genauer, Lecturer in International Relations at Flinders University

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 16 November 2022