A grain facility in the Polish village of Przewodow about 6km from the border with Ukraine was bombed by a deadly cruise missile on Tuesday killing two people on the spot.
Fears are emerging that an attack on Poland a NATO member could trigger Article 5 of its charter which would see all member countries consider the strike “an attack against them all” and we’d essentially be in a World War 3 scenario.
There is no conclusive information about the exact source of the deadly missile although there are speculations that it could have been fired by the Russians.
U.S. President Joe Biden said early Wednesday that it was “unlikely” the missile was launched from Russia.
“There is preliminary information that contests that. I don’t want to say that until we completely investigate it, but it is unlikely in the lines of the trajectory that it was fired from Russia but we’ll see,” he said after convening an emergency meeting of world leaders attending the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia.
Polish President Andrzej Duda, said the missile was “Russian-made”.
However, early indications suggest it was, in fact, a Ukrainian air defense missile launched during Russia’s massive strikes at cities across Ukraine on Tuesday.
Ukraine uses Soviet-era S-300 air defense systems.
The Russian Defense Ministry has denied being responsible for “any strikes on targets near the Ukrainian-Polish border” and photos of weapon debris and damage caused by the strike have nothing to do” with Russian weapons.
Western leaders held an “emergency roundtable” on the sidelines of the G20 summit, have urged against jumping to any conclusions about the origins of the strike.