Two rockets exploded on the territory of Poland: it is assumed that they were fired from Russia, Warsaw urgently convenes the Security Council
The media write that two rockets fell in Poland, there are casualties. The country is gathering the National Security Committee, reports Ukrainian Truth.
The war has spilled over into neighboring countries, hitting NATO member Poland and cutting off power to much of Moldova.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki urgently convened the Council of Ministers Committee on National Security and Defense. This was announced by the representative of the Polish government Piotr Muller.
The message about the meeting appeared shortly before 18.00 local time. The reasons for convening the meeting were not disclosed. However, fighter jets were raised into the sky, and the prosecutor's office and the military arrived at the scene.
“I urge you not to publish unconfirmed information yet, we will comment on it after the meeting, which will take place now,” Mueller said.
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A senior U.S. intelligence official confirmed that Russian missiles had crossed Polish territory. Euronews. The Eastern European country bordering Ukraine is a member of the EU and NATO.
While the White House said it could not "confirm" the two missiles, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said the "report of at least two explosions" was "troubling."
“We maintain close contact with our Polish friends. Lithuania is firmly in solidarity with Poland. Every inch of NATO territory must be protected,” Nauseda said on Twitter.
Latvian Defense Minister Artis Pabriks said that "the criminal Russian regime fired rockets ... that landed on NATO territory in Poland."
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban also convened the Hungarian Defense Council for an emergency meeting over "a missile attack on Polish territory," according to his spokesman Zoltan Kovacs.
The UK Foreign Office, FCDO, said London was "investigating these reports and maintaining close ties with allies".
Neighboring Moldova also suffered. An official reported massive power outages after the strikes knocked out a key power line that supplies the small country, reports AP.
As you know, in the afternoon of November 15, Russia launched a massive missile attack on the territory of Ukraine, the missiles fell near the border with Poland. These shellings, according to Kyiv, were the most powerful wave of rocket strikes in almost nine months of the war.
A correspondent for Radio Zet unofficially reported that two rockets landed in the village of Przevoduv near the Ukrainian border and hit grain dryers. Two people have even been reported dead. Representatives of the police, prosecutors and troops arrived at the scene.
At the same time, Radio Lublin reports a different version. The incident in Przevodov occurred at about 15.40:XNUMX pm on a reloading scale, where tractors with loads arrive. This information of the radio station was confirmed by the local police. According to preliminary findings, the tractor that drove onto the scale suddenly exploded. Radio also reports the death of two people.
Przewodow, a village of 710 people in eastern Poland, is located about 130 km southeast of the regional center of Lublin and 7 km from Ukraine.
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The Committee of the Council of Ministers on National Security and Defense of Poland consists of the Vice Prime Minister, who is appointed by the Head of Government, the Head of the Ministry of Defense, the Head of the Ministry of the Interior, the Minister of Justice, the Minister Coordinating the Intelligence Services and the Head of Diplomacy.
“The tasks of the committee are to ensure the coordination of preparation, activities and effective decision-making on issues of national security and defense, as well as the preparation of proposals to the Council of Ministers or the Prime Minister on these issues,” the Polish government explains the tasks of the committee.
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