Poland’s National Security Committee was called into an emergency meeting by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in response to reports that two people had been killed when wayward Russian rockets crashed in Poland.
It is worth mentioning here that Poland is a NATO ally since 1999. Piotr Muller, a Polish government spokesman, did not provide specific details for the meeting in a tweet and instead pointed to “unconfirmed information.”
“We are aware of the press reports alleging that two Russian missiles have struck a location inside Poland near the Ukraine border. I can tell you that we don’t have any information at this time to corroborate those reports and are looking into this further,” US Pentagon spokesperson Patrick Ryder said at a press conference.
On November 15, a Russian missile barrage on the Ukrainian power grid induced the war to spread to nearby nations, hitting NATO member Poland and cutting off electricity to a large portion of Moldova. According to Associated Press, it was Russia’s heaviest barrage yet, and some of the missiles crossed into Poland and killed two people there.
The rockets reportedly fell about 4 miles (6 kilometers) from Poland’s border with Ukraine, according to the Polish Zet radio network, which also reported the attack. Moldova, a nearby country, was also impacted. An official said the strikes knocked out a key power line that supplies the small country, causing massive power outages.
According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Russia launched at least 85 missiles, the majority of which were directed at the nation’s power plants and completely cut off many cities. Russia rained missiles on cities across Ukraine on November 15, in what Ukraine described as the heaviest wave of missile strikes in nearly nine months of war, echoing a recent pattern of Moscow lashing out far from the front after battlefield losses.