Poland has confirmed that a “Russian-made missile” killed two people in a polish village.
Eko Hot Blog reports that Poland’s foreign ministry has confirmed that a “Russian-made missile” fell on the village of Przewodów, which is near the border with Ukraine.
Recall that the missile killed two polish citizens earlier on Tuesday after Russia unleashed a wave of missiles on Ukraine, knocking out electricity for millions.
In a statement issued early Wednesday morning, Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Lukasz Jasina, confirmed it was a Russian missile that killed the victims after some hours of uncertainty.
“At 15:40 (local time) in the village of Przewodów in the Hrubieszów poviat in the Lubelskie Voivodship, a Russian-made missile fell, killing two citizens of the Republic of Poland,” Jasina said.
The ministry’s statement, however, did not specify the type of missile or where it was fired from.
Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau has consequently summoned the Russian ambassador and “demanded immediate detailed explanations.”
Earlier, Polish media reported projectiles struck a farm in the NATO member’s territory roughly around the time Russia launched its biggest wave of missile attacks on Ukrainian cities in more than a month.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said it was Russian missiles that hit Poland. However, Russia’s defense ministry said no strikes were made “on targets near the Ukrainian-Polish state border.”
Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will chair an emergency meeting of alliance ambassadors Wednesday morning in Brussels to discuss “this tragic incident,” NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu told CNN.
In a related development, Poland is considering asking its NATO partners for discussions under Article 4 of the NATO Treaty.
“It will be verified whether there are grounds to launch the procedures under Article 4 of the North Atlantic Pact,” a government spokesperson said.
Article 4 allows for any member to seek consultations with the rest of the alliance and states.
“The Parties will consult together whenever, in the opinion of any of them, the territorial integrity, political independence or security of any of the Parties is threatened,” the article reads.
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