A Russian-made missile fired during the escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine landed in eastern Poland, a NATO member, killing two people, international media reported.
The NATO ambassadors convened an emergency meeting to discuss the situation as it is yet unknown who fired the missile.
Two people in a grain-drying facility were killed after a missile reportedly crashed near a village on Tuesday afternoon in eastern Poland, around 6 kilometers from the Ukrainian border.
Although the US and its allies in the West claimed to be looking into the matter, they were unable to verify reports that stray Russian missiles had struck the village in eastern Poland.
Following the discussion, US President Joe Biden reportedly told reporters that the rocket’s launch from Russian territory was “unlikely” based on the available intelligence.
According to DPA, US President Joe Biden informed world leaders during a meeting on Wednesday, November 16, that there are indications the missile was an anti-aircraft missile from Ukraine.
While stating that it was still unknown who shot the rocket, Warsaw, the Polish capital, earlier confirmed that it was built in Russia. As Moscow continues to fight its war against the neighboring nation, both Ukraine and Russia utilize Soviet-designed rockets.
After Moscow denied responsibility, Poland summoned the Russian ambassador to Warsaw for an explanation, international media reported.
The war between Russia and Ukraine, which began with Moscow’s invasion in February, could become more widespread if Russia attacks Poland since NATO countries are obligated to collective defense.
Prior to the missile’s landing in Poland, Maria Zakharova, a spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, previously said that the European Union was a party to the conflict since it had assisted Ukraine with military training and equipment.