Poland says Russian rocket hit its territory


November 16, 2022


Poland says Russian rocket hit its territory

President Andrzej Duda said they do not have any conclusive evidence at the moment as to who launched this missile/Photo: epa

WARSAW: Poland, a NATO member, said that a Russian-made rocket killed two people in eastern Poland near Ukraine, and it summoned Russia’s ambassador to Warsaw for an explanation after Moscow denied it was responsible, Reuters reported.

The Polish foreign ministry said the rocket fell on Tuesday afternoon on Przewodow, a village in eastern Poland about 6 kilometres from the border with Ukraine, killing two.

Two people have been killed in Poland after missiles landed near the Ukrainian border, reports say.

The statement was Poland’s most detailed comment thus far on the explosion, which struck at 3:40 p.m

. The United States and Western allies had said they were investigating but could not confirm a report that stray Russian missiles hit the village, according to Reuters.

Members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are committed to collective defence, so a Russian strike on Poland could risk widening the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, which began with Moscow’s invasion in February.

A NATO official said the alliance was looking into the report and closely coordinating with Poland, the report added.

(Inputs from Reuters)