Tuesday 15 November 2022

Poland Summons Russian Ambassador to Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Following Missile Strikes


Two Russian missiles hit the Polish town of Przewodów located near the border with Ukraine on Tuesday, killing two Poles according to reports. Poland is a NATO ally, and a staunch supporter of Ukraine as its neighbor defends itself from Russia’s invasion.

The AP reports a U.S. official said the missiles were Russian, “WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A senior U.S. intelligence official says Russian missiles crossed into NATO member Poland, killing two people.”

Will this escalate? “Poland decides,” reports Newsy’s Sasha Ingber, “Confirming AP reporting that Russian missiles crossed into Poland, killing two people. A Polish official tells me, “Poland decides.”

Initial local reports, “Unofficial: two stray rockets fell in the town of Przewodów in the Lublin province near the border with Ukraine. They hit grain dryers. Two people were killed. The police, prosecutor’s office and the army are on the spot.” 

Video shows crater:

Analysis by Tom Rogan, “42 miles is a long way off course for the accurate form of Russian missiles which are being employed against Lviv. This area is approximately 100 miles from the nearest Russian launch areas in Belarus and more than 500 miles from Crimea.”

On Tuesday night, the Republic of Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the ambassador of the Russian Federation and “demanded an immediate and detailed explanation” following the missile strikes.

Below is the full statement:

“On 15 November 2022, another hours-long, massive shelling took place of the entire territory of Ukraine and its critical infrastructure by the armed forces of the Russian Federation. At 3:40 pm, a Russia-made missile dropped on the village of Przewodów, district Hrubieszów, Lubelskie province, and resulted in death of two citizens of the Republic of Poland. Therefore, Minister of Foreign Affairs Zbigniew Rau summoned the ambassador of the Russian Federation to Polish MFA and demanded immediate and detailed explanation.”

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Minister of Foreign Affairs Germany Annalena Baerbock called the Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the incident.

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