Missile Explosion in Poland Prompts Emergency Response

An explosion was reported to have killed two people in Przewodów, Poland, an eastern village close to the Ukrainian border, on November 15.

Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called an urgent meeting with a government committee for security and defense on Tuesday evening.

In a press conference, government spokesperson Piotr Müller said any information presented at the committee would be communicated to the public to the fullest possible extent, and appealed to media outlets not to publish unconfirmed information, according to local media.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he had spoken to Poland’s President Andrzej Duda about the explosion and offered his condolences for the “loss of life”.

NATO is monitoring the situation and Allies are closely consulting. Important that all facts are established,” Stoltenberg said.

Video streamed by local news outlet HTK TV shows vehicles with flashing lights at an industrial farm site in Przewodów on Tuesday evening. Credit: HTK TV via Storyful

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