The missile crash in poland This Tuesday continues to arouse reactions around the world, waiting for the many unknowns that still surround the event to be cleared up, such as the origin and manufacture of the missile itself.
These are the most notable facts and statements since the incident became known:
The Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has urgently summoned the Polish National Security Commission after information emerged in the media that a rocket, supposedly Russian, could have hit the border between Ukraine and Poland.
According to said reports, two rockets fell in the city of Przewodów, in the eastern province of Lublin, at less than 10 kilometers from the border with Ukraine, and caused the death of two people.
The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky: “Today what we have been warning for a long time has happened. Terror is not limited to our national borders. Russian missiles have hit Poland,” the Ukrainian president said through his Telegram account.
The Russian Ministry of Defense: “No attacks were carried out on targets near the Ukrainian-Polish state border by Russian means of destruction”.
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell: “In contact with partners about the explosion in Poland that killed two people. The EU expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the victims. Dozens of missiles attacked Ukraine today. Full solidarity with Poland and Ukraine,” Borrell himself tweeted.
The President of the European Council, Charles Michel: “I am in contact with the polish authorities, members of the European Council and other allies”
The Polish government attributed the explosion to a “Russian-made missile” and summoned the Russian ambassador in Warsaw, Sergei Andreyev.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced a reinforcement of airspace control of the country “in an enhanced manner together with allies” and an increase in the combat readiness of the armed forces.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will chair a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday “emergency” meeting to discuss the “tragic incident”. The ambassadors of the NATO countries will participate in the meeting, according to the Alliance’s spokeswoman, Oana Lungescu.
The President of the United States, Joe Biden, and other world leaders participating in the G20 summit in Bali They met in an emergency on that Indonesian island to discuss the incident in Poland, according to the White House.
Biden, to the press: “There is a lot of information that contradicts that. I don’t want to say it until we fully investigate, but it is unlikely, due to the trajectory, that it was fired from Russia.”
The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, calls for an “exhaustive investigation” of the facts.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday attributed the explosion in Poland to a “technical error”. Asked by EFE, Erdogan explained that the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, told him that the preliminary investigations pointed to a “technical error” and assured that the missiles They are not Russian made.
The US Department of Defense spokesman, Brigadier General Pat Ryder: “I have no corroborating data that there has been a missile barrage” on Polish soil.
A NATO plane flying over the polish airspace on Tuesday it tracked the missile that exploded in the country, which has provided “intelligence information with radar tracks to NATO and Poland,” according to CNN, which cited as sources an Alliance military official who did not identified.