A “Report to Our Readers” From the Publisher of The Wall Street Journal

From a “Report to Our Readers” by Almar Latour, publisher of The Wall Street Journal:

To Our Readers:

When news broke that a missile had landed in Poland late last year, killing two people, the world briefly stood still, pondering a question that had not been asked since a different era: Could this incident spark a direct confrontation between Russia and NATO?

Some media reported that the missile had been fired by Moscow and the story spread around the globe. The Wall Street Journal instead stuck to the facts it could verify. It turned out the missile was of Russian make but that it likely had been fired by a Ukrainian air-defense battery—a significant distinction.