Missile strike in Poland reminds the world of the recklessness of Putin – chief of the Pentagon


Lloyd Austin

“The tragic and disturbing explosion in Poland this week reminded the whole world of the recklessness of Putin’s war of choice,” said the US defense secretary.

During a massive airstrike by the Russian Federation against civilian infrastructure in Ukraine on November 15, a missile fell on the territory of the village of Przewodów in the Lublin Voivodeship, about seven kilometers from the Polish border with Ukraine. Two people were killed in the rocket attack.

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After news of the missile strike broke, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki urgently called a meeting of the Polish National Security and Defense Committee.

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Polish President Andrzej Duda said there was no indication that the missile strike had been a deliberate attack on Polish territory and that the missile may have belonged to Ukrainian air defenses.

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The White House said it had no reason to doubt Poland’s preliminary findings, but stressed that Russia bears full responsibility for the deaths of two Polish citizens, regardless of the results of the investigation.

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that, according to the Ukrainian military, the missile that fell in Poland was not Ukrainian. He also said Ukrainian specialists should participate in the investigation and access the site of the explosion and all radar tracking data.

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