Russian Rockets Strike Poland, Killing 2: Report

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  • The AP report attributed the information to an unidentified U.S. intelligence official. 
  • Tuesday's strike would mark the first time weapons have landed in a NATO country since Russia's invasion of Ukraine began.
Russian Rockets Strike Poland, Killing 2: Report

Two Russian rockets struck Poland Tuesday, killing two people, the Associated Press reports.

The incident comes as Russia has fired a barrage of missiles at Ukraine's power grid in the wake of its withdrawal from the country's Kherson region

The AP report attributed the information to an unidentified U.S. intelligence official. 

The strike occurred in Przewodów, a village in eastern Poland near the Ukrainian border, according to Polish media. 

Poland, a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), has set an evening meeting of its national security committee due to an emergency, the AP report said, quoting a government spokesman. 

A Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday that it could not confirm that Russian missiles crossed into Poland, according to a Reuters report. 
"We are aware of the press reports alleging that two Russian missiles have struck a location inside Poland near the Ukraine border. I can tell you that we don't have any information at this time to corroborate those reports and are looking into this further," Pentagon spokesperson Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder reportedly told a news briefing.

Piotr Mueller, a Polish government spokesman, did not confirm the information from the U.S. intelligence official, the AP report said. Mueller confirmed an emergency meeting due to a "crisis situation." 

Tuesday's strike would mark the first time since Russia's invasion of Ukraine began that weapons have landed in a NATO country. Power has also been cut off in much of Moldova as a result of the strikes, the AP said. 

NATO's Article 5 states that an attack against one ally is an attack against all members. The first time Article 5 was invoked came after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City. 

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