Russia-Ukraine War: According to sources cited by the news agency Reuters, Ukrainian forces fired a missile in response to an approaching Russian missile, which resulted in the deaths of two people in Poland and raised concerns about the potential for the situation in Ukraine to worsen.
Here are the top 10 developments in this significant tale.
- According to the Polish foreign ministry, the rocket crashed at Przewodow, a village in eastern Poland about 6 km from the Ukrainian border. The strike reportedly affected a plant for drying grains.
- The Polish foreign ministry immediately after the incident claimed the missile was produced in Russia and summoned Moscow’s ambassador to Warsaw for “urgent detailed answers.”
- However, the Russian defence ministry denied any involvement in the missile strike and blamed Polish officials and the media of “deliberate provocation to escalate situation”.
- At the G20 conference, which is presently taking place in Bali, Indonesia, the explosion forced an emergency meeting. Major NATO nations and Japan participated in the summit that was hosted by US president Joe Biden.
- Following the discussion, Biden stated that although the US and its NATO allies are looking into the explosion that claimed two lives in Poland, preliminary data indicates that it might not have been brought on by a missile fired from Russia.
- Andrzej Duda, the president of Poland, agreed that it was unclear who fired the missile but added that it was “most likely Russian-made.” He said, “We do not for the moment have unequivocal evidence of who fired the missile.”
- Warsaw had already activated its military on high alert following a national security council emergency meeting. Piotr Muller, a spokesman, told reporters, There has been a decision to raise the state of readiness of some combat units and other uniformed services.”
- Two Russian missiles struck Poland, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in what he called “a very major escalation.”
- The explosion had sparked worldwide condemnation, with French President Macron asking for talks at the G20 conference and European Union president Charles Michel expressing his dismay.
- The hypothesis that a surface-to-air missile fired by Kyiv’s soldiers may have been responsible for the Poland explosion was earlier dismissed as a “conspiracy theory” by Ukraine’s foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba.