On November 15, the Russian military launched a massive missile attack on Ukraine. Later, information about the explosion in a Polish community close to the Ukrainian border was published.
Missiles fell in Poland near the border with Ukraine
The reports of the explosion were received around 15:40. Then information emerged about a tractor that exploded after driving onto the platform of the bridge scales. Later, it was claimed that Russian missiles could have fallen on a Polish village.
Soon after, a video was published online in which the location of the strike could be seen. The video demonstrates that a crater has formed next to a tractor that was overturned. Two people were killed by the shell.
The incident took place at the grain dryer on the farm’s property. The village of Przewodow is located in Lubelskie Voivodeship, Poland. This community shares a border with the Volyn and Lviv regions.
How Poland responded to the rockets fall
Later, the fall of a Russian-made missile was confirmed by the Polish Foreign Ministry. Zbigniew Rau, Poland’s foreign minister, called the Russian ambassador to demand an explanation for this reason.
The Committee of the Council of Ministers for National Security and Defense was urgently called to a meeting at the same time by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. He claims that shortly, details regarding the missile crash would be made public. He also encouraged people not to publish messages in the network that have not yet been confirmed.
Poland put on alert its army. In addition, Andrzej Duda convened the Security Council and insisted on an urgent meeting of NATO members.
Consultations are possible under NATO Article 4. They will be held if one of the member nations declares a threat to any party’s security, political independence, or territorial integrity.
Article 5 says that an armed attack on one of the countries of the Alliance will be considered an armed attack on all the members. That is why the evidence of the purportedly Russian attack on Poland is being thoroughly examined.
Additionally, Polish president Andrzej Duda spoke on the phone with US President Joe Biden. After that, he called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary general of NATO, also spoke with the president of Poland.
Zelensky’s reaction to the fall of Russian missiles
Russia will not limit itself in its attacks to our Ukraine boundaries, according to the president of Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelensky also recalled that a similar incident was previously documented in Moldova and that this was not the first time Russian missiles had violated the airspace of another country. On social media, Ukrainians post messages of support for Poland.
What we know about Russia’s involvement in the strike in Poland
The United States announced the launch of an investigation into the fall of missiles in Poland. This was stated by both, the White House and the State Department. Washington wants to know if the strike on the NATO member state was intentional by Russia or if it was an accident.
Andrzej Duda, the president of Poland, acknowledged that he lacked proof of “who launched the missile.” He also claimed that it might have been a Russian-made missile. The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs also stressed this.
Russia’s reaction to the missile strike on Poland
The Russian propaganda media quoted the Russian Ministry of Defense. They say the Ministry calls the accusations an “open provocation”. Furthermore, the Russian invaders assert that “no strikes with Russian weaponry were made on targets close to the Ukrainian-Polish state border.”