Polish President Says It Was A Ukrainian Missile That Exploded, Not Russian | LIVE UPDATES
Updated: Nov 16, 2022
It has been reported by Polish Radio Zet, that two stray Russian missiles have fallen and exploded in the Polish town of Przewodow. The village is on the Polish side of the Poland-Ukraine border. Two Polish citizens have been reported dead, as of now the local police along with the Prosecutor’s Office and units of the Polish Army are on site.
The explosions hit a farm in the rural area of the village and the two citizens who have been reported dead were reported dead at the scene.
The Polish Government has called for an emergency meeting. Poland is a NATO member site as they can use Article 5, as if a NATO Ally is the victim of an armed attack, each and every other member of the NATO Alliance will consider this act of violence as an armed attack against all members and will take the actions it deems necessary to assist the Ally attacked. Currently there are 30 independent member countries in NATO.
A Senior U.S. official said that it is not clear yet whether the Russian missile hit Poland deliberately or by accident. The Pentagon has announced that the U.S. is contacting allies and partners to gather information.
It has been announced that the Polish government is considering using NATO 4, which would allow alliance members to discuss among representatives of the NATO member states prior to taking any action. Poland is also raising military readiness across the entire country. Meanwhile Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky released a statement of "We must act" as the White House requests $37.7 billion in new Ukrainian funding.
11/16/22 7;00amEST UPDATE
Poland's president says it's "very likely" missile blast was from the Ukrainian air defense, calling it an "unfortunate accident."
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