16 Nov 2022

2 Missiles Land In Poland's Territory, Not Clear Who Fired Them, Biden Holds Emergency Meeting

Two missiles fell in Polish territory on Tuesday in which two people were killed. It is not clear who fired them although initially Russia was blamed for the act due to ongoing conflict with Ukraine. 

Two rockets landed in the populated area of Przewodow in Lublin Voivodeship on Poland’s border with Ukraine. The police and the army are working at the scene of the incident, according to media reports.

Poland’s PM convenes meeting: Poland's prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki called a meeting of the security council committee of the council of ministers after reports of missiles falling on their territory.

Poland summons Russian ambassador: The Polish government has summoned the Russian ambassador to the country, claiming that a Russian-made missile fell in the country, killing two people.

Polish foreign ministry spokesperson Lukasz Jasina has it has demanded 'immediate detailed explanations' on the incident.

Poland is a signatory to NATO: Poland is a signatory to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military alliance. Under the treaty if an armed attack occurs against one of the member-States, it shall be considered an attack against all members.

NATO monitoring situation: North-Atlantic Treaty Organisation Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday extended condolences to Polish President Andrzej Duda after the explosion in the east of the country, adding that the alliance is 'monitoring the situation'.

Russia denies: The Russian Defence Ministry denied reports, saying its military has performed no strikes targeting the Ukrainian-Polish border zone. It said Russian firepower has launched no strikes at the area between Ukrainian-Polish border.

Biden holds emergency meeting: United States President Joe Biden held an emergency roundtable meeting with world leaders on the margins of the G20 summit in Bali, according to the White House.

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