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G7, NATO Leaders Ready to Support Poland's Investigation into Explosion

Wed 16 Nov 2022 | 11:50 AM
Israa Farhan

On Wednesday, the G7 leaders and NATO countries declared their support for Poland’s investigation into the missile blast near the border with Ukraine.

"We discussed the explosion that took place in the eastern part of Poland near the border with Ukraine," the statement said. 

"We offer our full support for and assistance with Poland's ongoing investigation. We agree to remain in close touch to determine appropriate next steps as the investigation proceeds."

The leaders expressed their condolences to the families of the victims.

The talks were attended by US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, European Council President Charles Michel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte, and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.

Poland’s Radio Zet reported on Tuesday citing unofficial sources that two missiles hit grain dryers in the village of Przewodow in eastern Poland's Lublin Voivodeship, near the border with Ukraine.

 According to the report, two people died in the accident. Polish President Andrzej Duda said it was not yet clear where the missile came from. 

The Russian ambassador to Poland, Sergey Andreev, was summoned to the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in connection with the incident.

Meanwhile, Biden told reporters on preliminary information in Bali that the missile that fell in Poland on Tuesday was fired from Russia.

The Russian Defense Ministry mentioned that the Russian army did not launch strikes targeting the Ukrainian-Polish border area. 

"The wreckage reported by Polish media from the accident site in Przyodo has nothing to do with Russian firepower," the ministry said in a statement.