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Russian missiles cross into Poland
DW.com: Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called an emergency meeting Tuesday, Nov. 15 with national security and defense ministers amid reports of two deaths near the Polish border with Ukraine.
Russian missile strikes have crossed into Poland, killing two people, the Associated Press (AP) news agency reported that day.
Polish media reported that two people died Tuesday afternoon after a projectile struck Przewodow, a Polish village near the border with Ukraine. The AP cited a U.S. intelligence official, but the Pentagon said it could not confirm the reports.

"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 Patrick Ryder told a news briefing.
Russia's Defense Ministry denied the reports, calling them "provocations."
Piotr Mueller, the spokesman for Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, wrote on Twitter that the premier has called for an emergency meeting with national security ministers and defense ministers.
Mueller said the urgent meeting was due to a "crisis situation."
Neighbors respond to reports
Latvian Deputy Prime Minister Artis Pabriks, who is also Latvia's defense minister, said explosions in the Polish village were caused by a missile strike, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Pabriks told the newspaper that Polish officials confirmed the news about missiles strikes.
"Criminal Russian regime fired missiles which target not only Ukrainian civilians but also landed on NATO territory in Poland. Latvia fully stands with Polish friends and condemns this crime," Pabriks wrote on Twitter. The Hungarian government spokesperson, Zoltan Kovacs, said that Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban has convened a meeting of the Defense Council as well.
The Wall St. Journal noted: "The explosions hit the village of Przewodow, which sits just 3 miles from Poland’s border with Ukraine. The missile struck around 3:35 p.m. local time, landing near a grain collection point and killing two farmworkers tasked with drying the grain, residents told local media outlet Lublin 112. It narrowly missed a set of apartment buildings several dozen yards away. A second rocket landed in an empty field, the outlet reported."



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