The Prime Minister of Poland has called an emergency meeting following the explosion.
18:17, Tue, Nov 15, 2022 | UPDATED: 18:46, Tue, Nov 15, 2022
Russian missiles land in NATO state Poland on Ukraine border killing at least two (Image: Radio Zet)
Two people have been killed in Poland after two stray Russian rockets landed near the border with Ukraine.
The rockets landed in the NATO state following Russia’s mass bombardment of Ukrainian cities earlier today, which saw over 100 rockets launched.
According to the AP news agency, a senior US intelligence official said that the missiles were of Russian origin.
Poland’s Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has convened the Committee of the Council of Ministers for National Security and Defense Affairs “as a matter of urgency”, government spokesman Piotr Müller confirmed, with local news sites claiming this is likely the result of the explosions.
The rockets fell in the town of Przewodów, hitting grain dryers. The police, prosecutor’s office and the army are reportedly already on the site.
Meanwhile, Polish Armed Forces are reportedly on “high alert”.
Some analysts have suggested the rockets’ intended target may have been Lviv, a Ukrainian city about 100km south of Przewodów.
“The most important people in the country” are attending the emergency meeting (Image: Radio Zet)
“The most important people in the country” are attending Poland’s emergency meeting, according to local news outlet Radio Zet.
The station also reported that military planes were scrambled in response.
The price of oil has already reacted to the rockets landing in Poland, climbing 2.3 percent to $87.82 according to the West Texas Intermediate benchmark.
Russia’s strikes on Ukraine today left much of Kyiv and other cities without electricity as civilian infrastructure was ravaged by the attacks.
At least one person is confirmed to have died in Ukraine as a result, although there may be more casualties.