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UPDATE 1-Poland's president says no indication missile strike on village was intentional

Reuters · 11/16/2022 06:51
UPDATE 1-Poland's president says indication missile strike on village was intentional

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- Poland's president said on Wednesday there was indication the rocket strike that killed two in southeast Poland was intended to hit the country.

"There is indication that this was an intentional attack on Poland. (...) it was a rocket aimed at Poland," Polish President Andrzej Duda said during a press conference with the Prime Minister.

"We have evidence that the rocket was launched by the Russian side, there is a high probability that the rocket was used by the Ukrainian defense forces," he said.

Poland is still analyzing the possibility of launching the NATO Article 4 procedure, but it seems it may be to use that measure, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said

NATO ambassadors are holding an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss Tuesday's explosion at a grain dryer in eastern Poland the Ukrainian border, which occurred while Russia was firing scores of missiles at cities across Ukraine.

PM Morawiecki said that most of the evidence gathered as of today indicates that "in this path the activation of Article 4 will be , but this instrument is in our hands".

(Reporting by Anna Wlodarczak-Semczuk, Anna Koper, Alan Charlish, Pawel Florkiewicz; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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