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What Do We Know About the Missiles that Killed 2 in Poland? Ukraine Insists on Russian Attack, NATO Says Otherwise

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This Tuesday two explosions were recorded in Poland, near the border with Ukraine. According to Polish authorities, it was a Russian-made missile and following the situation, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called for an emergency meeting.

However, NATO assured on Wednesday that it was probably Ukrainian ground-to-air missiles and said that it has no indications that Russia planned to attack the area. But the organization blamed Moscow for what happened.

NATO’s preliminary analysis “suggests that the incident was probably caused by the Ukrainian air defense missile fired to defend Ukrainian territory against Russian cruise missile attacks,” Stoltenberg said at a press conference.

Despite NATO’s position, the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksiy Danilov, announced on Twitter after a meeting of this body that Kyiv requests immediate access to the scene for representatives of the Ministry of Defense and the Ukrainian border guards, and has insisted that the missiles came from Russia and not from Ukraine.

What did Poland say?

The Polish government confirmed yesterday that there were two explosions in the district of Hrubieszów, which resulted in the death of two citizens. Emergency services are investigating the case.

Polish government spokesman Piotr Müller said after a meeting of the Council of Ministers’ Committee for National Security and Defense Affairs that the authorities are on-site at the moment. He detailed that it has been decided to increase the availability of some military and combat units.

Biden reacts to

The White House also reported that President Joe Biden spoke with his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda from Bali, Indonesia, where he is attending the G-20, and that the call concluded at 5:30 a.m. local time.

Minutes earlier, the Defense Department spokesman explained at a press conference at the Pentagon that the United States is evaluating the information received about the attack on Tuesday.

Williams Perdomo es periodista y escritor, especializado en las fuentes Política y Cultura.