The President of Poland spoke with Biden and Zelensky after the impact of Russian missiles

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Andrzej Duda spoke with both leaders, after accusing the Russian Armed Forces of the impact on his territory that caused the death of two people

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The president of Poland spoke with Biden and Zelensky after the impact of Russian missiles

Andrzej Duda and Joe Biden (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)

The President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, held a conversation on Tuesday night phone call with his American counterpart,Joe Biden, and, later, he also contacted the Ukrainian head of state, Volodimir Zelensky.

Both the Casa Blanca and the head of the International Policy Office of the Polish Presidency, Jakub Kumoch, have confirmed the contacts between the two leaders.

Joe Biden communicated the dialogue with his counterpart on his Twitter account and also regretted the attacks that occurred this Tuesday in Poland. He also added that they will continue to be in contact in order to define the steps to follow.

The president of Poland spoke with Biden and Zelensky after the impact of the Russian missiles

Tweet from Joe Biden (Twitter: @POTUS)

After hanging up the phone on Biden, Duda spoke with his Ukrainian counterpart, who this Tuesday denounced what happened and accused the Russian Armed Forces of the impact of missiles on Polish territory.

Polish media have reported the death of two people in the town of Przewodow after the impact of two missiles. Agents of the Police, the Prosecutor's Office and the Polish Army have gone to the scene.

The Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has convened the National Security and Defense Committee of the Council of Ministers of an extraordinary nature in which the death of civilians has been confirmed, although Russia has not been identified as responsible.

Likewise, the Polish authorities have confirmed that the preparation of “some military units and other uniformed services” has been ordered, and they have acknowledged that they are studying whether the conditions are met to initiate the Article 4 of the NATO Pact.

Polish President spoke with Biden and Zelensky after the impact of Russian missiles

Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky and Polish President Andrzej Duda in kyiv (REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi)

Said article establishes that “the parties will hold consultations when, in the opinion of some of them, the territorial integrity, political independence or security of any of the parties is threatened”.

Once such an article is invoked, the issue is discussed by the allies and may trigger some kind of joint decision or action by the Alliance.

The Article 5 of the Treaty reads: “The parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them, which occurs in Europe or in North America, shall be considered as an attack directed against all of them and, accordingly, they agree that if such an attack is produced, each of them, in exercise of the right of legitimate defense individual or collective, recognized by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, will assist the Party or Parties thus attacked< /b>, thereafter adopting, individually and in agreement with the other Parties, such measures as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain security in the North Atlantic region”.

And it adds: “Any armed attack of this nature and any measure adopted as a consequence will be immediately brought to the attention of the Security Council. These measures will cease when the Security Council has taken the necessary steps to restore and maintain international peace and security.”

That is, NATO not only can but will it has the obligation to intervene in case of aggression against one of its member countries. The first time this article was invoked was after the 9/11 attacks against the United States.

Since its creation, it has been invoked seven times, the last one as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Then Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia asked to hold consultations.

(With information from EP)

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