This is a country that belongs to NATO. Local media reported at least two victims in the town of Przewodou, near the border with Ukraine
Two missiles fell on a Polish town, near the border with Ukraine (Radio Zet)
Two missiles reportedly fell on the Polish town of Przewodou on Tuesdayin the province of Lublin, near the border with Ukraine. According to what was reported by the local media outlet Radio ZET, two people died.
So far the causes of the deaths are unknown. this incident, while the Polish police, prosecutor's office and army are working on the scene. According to unofficial information from the station itself, the missiles could have hit grain dryers.
Although there is still no official information, the first indications suggest that they were Russian missiles.
Indeed, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called an urgent meeting of the committee on national security and defense affairs.
The committee, made up of the heads of the Ministries of Defence, Interior, Justice and Foreign Affairs, as well as the coordinator of intelligence services, is a body that prepares and coordinates decisions on national security and defense.
Polish government spokesman, Peter Mueller, did not immediately confirm the information, but said the top leaders were holding an emergency meeting due to a “crisis situation.” “Any information presented to the Commission today will be communicated to the public afterwards as far as possible,” he added, adding that the decision to convene the meeting was taken together with the Polish President, Andrzej Duda.< /b>
In addition to Morawiecki, the meeting was attended by the Minister of the Interior, Mariusz Kaminksi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zbigniew Rau, the Minister of Justice, Zbigniew Ziobro, the commander of the operational sectors of the armed forces and the head of the Polish police.
The US confirmed that the missiles that fell in Poland are Russians (Twitter @JOStrumillo)
A senior US intelligence official confirmed to the AP agencythat the missiles that hit Poland, a full NATO member, belong to the Russian military. If this is confirmed, it would maximize tensions with the Kremlin, in the context of the war with Ukraine.
Article 5 of the Washington Treaty obliges NATO countries to come to the rescue of any ally that comes under attack. Even during these months of Russian invasion, the Atlantic Alliance warned that there would be reprisals against Moscow in case of attacking any member country.
Russia attacked dozens of targets across Ukraine on Tuesday, many of them related to energy infrastructure, kyiv said, causing power outages across much of the country.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, urged this Tuesday not to “underestimate” Russia despite the advance of Ukrainian troops, who continue to recover territory occupied by Russian forces, since it still has a “significant” number of military capabilities and troops. “We all welcome the progress that the Ukrainian forces have made in recent days, in particular with the liberation of (the city of) Kherson. This is due to the courage of the Ukrainian armed forces,” Stoltenberg told the press upon his arrival at a Council of Defense Ministers of the European Union (EU), in which he participates as a guest.
However, the Norwegian politician asked at the same time “not to make the mistake of underestimating Russia”.
Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, asked “not to underestimate” the to Russia (REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane)
In this regard, he welcomed the fact that the EU has given the green light to the start of a training mission for Ukrainian soldiers that will take place over two years in European countries such as Poland or Spain.
Today the EU Defense Ministers agreed to add a budget of 16 million euros to provide the Ukrainian military with ammunition and equipment, as well as transport and maintenance capabilities throughout their training.
Stoltenberg recalled that allies such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada “have carried out significant training” of the military in Ukraine since Russia's illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014. In turn, he stressed that countries that are part of the EU such as Denmark, Sweden or the Netherlands have also trained Ukrainian military in cooperation with NATO partners such as New Zealand and Australia.
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