Day 265 of war in Ukraine.
At least two people have died in the Polish town of przewodowin the province of Lublin, near the border with Ukraine, after the possible impact of two stray rockets.
This would be the first direct hit received by a member country of the Atlantic Alliance since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine at the end of February. While the origin of the missiles is being investigated, the president of the United States, Joe Biden, has assured this Wednesday that they could have been launched from Ukraine. “There are indications that the rocket that hit a village in eastern Poland was an anti-aircraft missile from Ukraine,” he said.
[Rusia pretende forzar a Zelenski a negociar con la mayor ofensiva contra sus infraestructuras civiles]
Biden has made this claim during a emergency meeting of G7 and NATO leaders. At that meeting, in which were present the leaders of Canada, the European Commission, the European Council, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States, have agreed to investigate what happened.
Meanwhile, Warsaw is studying the current conditions and whether the premises are in place to start the procedures for invoke Article 4 of the North Atlantic Treaty, which contemplates the calling of consultations between allies when a NATO member considers that its territorial integrity, security or political independence are threatened. For the moment, Poland has activated its troops.
Since Russia denies that the missiles are from its Army. The Russian Ministry of Defense has called the accusations “deliberate provocation” and has insisted that the photographs of the remains of missiles show that it is not the weapon used by Russia.