🚀 AI-picked stocks soar in May. PRFT is +55%—in just 16 days! Don’t miss June’s top picks.Unlock full list

Ukraine's Zelenskiy blames Russian missiles for deadly Poland explosion

Published 11/15/2022, 03:32 PM
Updated 11/15/2022, 04:18 PM
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visits Kherson, Ukraine November 14, 2022.  Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

By Bogdan Kochubey

KYIV (Reuters) -Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday, without producing evidence, that Russian missiles had hit Poland, a NATO country, in what he called a "significant escalation" of the conflict.

"Russian missiles hit Poland, the territory of our friendly country. People died," Zelenskiy said in his nightly video address.

Two people were killed in an explosion in Przewodow, a village in eastern Poland near the border with Ukraine, local firefighters said on Tuesday.

The cause remained unclear. Russia's defence ministry denied reports that Russian missiles had hit Polish territory, describing the reports as "a deliberate provocation aimed at escalating the situation".

In Washington, the Pentagon and the U.S. State Department said they could not confirm Russian missiles had landed on Polish territory but were investigating.

On Tuesday, Russia had launched more than 100 missile and drone attacks on Ukraine in the latest escalation of its invasion. Zelenskiy said that only about 10 hit their targets.

"The longer Russia feels impunity, the more threats there will be to anyone within reach of Russian missiles. To fire missiles at NATO territory! This is a Russian missile attack on collective security! This is a very significant escalation. We must act," he said.

Poland is a member of the U.S.-led Western military alliance NATO, which is committed to collective defence, and the possibility that the Polish explosion resulted from an intentional or accidental Russian strike raised alarm.

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visits Kherson, Ukraine November 14, 2022.  Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

"Today happened what we were warning about for a long time: We told that terror is not confined to our state borders," Zelenskiy said.

"I now want to tell every one of our Polish brothers and sisters – Ukraine will always support you. Free people won't be cowed by terror. Victory is possible when there is no fear. And we and you are not afraid."

Latest comments

Risk Disclosure: Trading in financial instruments and/or cryptocurrencies involves high risks including the risk of losing some, or all, of your investment amount, and may not be suitable for all investors. Prices of cryptocurrencies are extremely volatile and may be affected by external factors such as financial, regulatory or political events. Trading on margin increases the financial risks.
Before deciding to trade in financial instrument or cryptocurrencies you should be fully informed of the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite, and seek professional advice where needed.
Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. The data and prices on the website are not necessarily provided by any market or exchange, but may be provided by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual price at any given market, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Fusion Media and any provider of the data contained in this website will not accept liability for any loss or damage as a result of your trading, or your reliance on the information contained within this website.
It is prohibited to use, store, reproduce, display, modify, transmit or distribute the data contained in this website without the explicit prior written permission of Fusion Media and/or the data provider. All intellectual property rights are reserved by the providers and/or the exchange providing the data contained in this website.
Fusion Media may be compensated by the advertisers that appear on the website, based on your interaction with the advertisements or advertisers.
© 2007-2024 - Fusion Media Limited. All Rights Reserved.