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Two missiles fall on Polish land, NATO extends support

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Two missiles landed in Polish territory on Tuesday, according to Sputnik news agency, citing Polish media.

According to the Russian news agency, two missiles landed in the inhabited neighbourhood of Przewodow in the Lublin Voivodeship, near the Ukrainian border. Two persons were murdered in the event, and police and the army are on the site, according to the report.

Following reports of missiles falling on Polish land, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki held a meeting of the Security Council Committee of the Council of Ministers.

“The Prime Minister @MorawieckiM called as a matter of urgency the Committee of the Council of Ministers for National Security and Defense Affairs,” government spokesperson Piotr Muller tweeted.

In an address, president Andrzej Duda said that the missile was “most likely produced in Russia,” CNN reported. During his address from the Bureau of National Security in Warsaw, Duda said that Poland is working in a “very calm manner,” as per the CNN report. Duda announced that Poland has raised the alert status for its military.

Duda stated that NATO allies have affirmed support for the United States. Duda stated that the US will be sending experts to conduct an investigation at the site of the explosion as part of a joint operation.

“We are working calmly and in a very calm manner,” CNN quoted Andrzej Duda as saying.

The leaders of NATO and G7 have offered full support and assistance to Poland’s ongoing investigation into the explosion.

 In a joint statement issued after the “emergency meeting” held on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali, the leaders said that they spoke about the explosion in Poland and agreed to remain in contact to determine the next steps as the investigation proceeds.

The joint statement of NATO and G7 leaders reads, “We discussed the explosion that took place in the eastern part of Poland near the border with Ukraine. We offer our full support for and assistance with Poland’s ongoing investigation. We agree to remain in close touch to determine appropriate next steps as the investigation proceeds.”

The leaders of NATO and G7 condemned Russia’s “barbaric missile attacks” on Ukrainian cities and civilian infrastructure. After the meeting, the Leaders of Canada, the European Commission, the European Council, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States in a joint statement reiterated their “steadfast support” for Ukraine and its people in the face of Russia’s offensive.

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