NATO calls emergency meeting after suspected Russian missiles landed in Poland, killing two citizens
Tensions in Eastern Europe escalated significantly after a suspected Russian missile landed in Poland, killing two Polish civilians as the war in Ukraine entered its eighth month.
A senior US intelligence official Approved Tuesday’s deadly missile attack on NATO allies.
The strike was reported in the town of Przewodów on the border with Ukraine.
The Russian Defense Ministry issued a statement denying responsibility for the incident and calling it a “deliberate provocation” to escalate hostilities in the region.
President Joe Biden said in a tweet from his official social media account that he had met with the Polish President to discuss the incident.
“I spoke to President Andrzej Duda of Poland to express my deep condolences for the loss of life in eastern Poland and to offer our full support for Poland’s investigation into the blast,” Biden said tweeted. “We will remain in close contact to determine appropriate next steps as we proceed.”
However, when asked by reporters if he could share what he knew about the blast, he said simply answered“No.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy responded with an energetic appeal expression via video.
“Hiting missiles on NATO territory,” he said. “This is a Russian missile attack on collective security! This is a really significant escalation. There is a need for action.”
Poland called an emergency national security meeting, prompting some concerns whether the missile strike would trigger Article 5 of NATO’s charter, which says an attack on one member is an attack on all members.
In the days leading up to the rocket explosion, Ukraine celebrated the withdrawal of Russian troops from the key city of Kherson. Some suspected the missile attack could be retaliation for the retreat.
Poland and other states bordering Russia have been on high alert since the invasion of Ukraine began. Putin has openly warned many of the former Soviet states recognize that they are historically part of Russia, and these states have responded by significantly increasing their defensive warfare capabilities.
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda tweeted about the incident in Poland.
“Regarding the news from Poland tonight about at least two explosions. Stay in close contact with our Polish friends. Lithuania stands in strong solidarity with Poland.” Nauseda wrote.
“Every inch of NATO territory must be defended!” he added.
Nauseda called Russia a “terrorist regime” in a Facebook post.
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