Russian missiles have killed two people within the territory of Poland, which is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), on Tuesday, according to a report by AP.
Reports suggest that the two people were killed in the village of Przewodow, which is near the border Ukraine shares with Poland.
Regarding the incidence, Pentagon spokesperson Patrick Ryder said, “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”.
Russia has continued its assault on Ukraine. A number of Ukrainian cities were attacked by Russia on Tuesday. On the same day, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed representatives of the G20 member states through video conference.
After the attack, the governments of Poland and Hungary convened emergency meetings with security personnel and ministers.
Artis Pabriks, the Prime Minister of Latvia, said on Twitter, “Criminal Russian regime fired missiles which target not only Ukrainian civilians but also landed on NATO territory in Poland. Latvia fully stands with Polish friends and condemns this crime”.
Post the strikes, a number of Ukrainian cities were without electricity. Zelenskyy reported that around 85 missiles were used by Russia on Tuesday. Parts of Moldova also suffered from loss of electricity after a key power transmission line was downed by the Russian missiles.
Ukraine’s energy minister, Herman Haluschenko, has said that this strike is “the most massive” attack yet by Russia on the country’s power facilities in the nine-month-long invasion.
Haluschenko further added that Russia is “trying to cause maximum damage to our energy system on the eve of winter.”
Russia chose to attack just before dusk, which caused Ukrainian rescue workers to carry out their rescue efforts in darkness.