The Polish government has convened crisis talks following reports that a Russian missile intended for a Ukrainian power station has landed in the Nato member country, killing two people.
A US intelligence official has told the Associated Press news agency that missiles landed across the Ukraine-Poland border during an assault on Ukrainian energy facilities.
The blasts caused widespread blackouts but a defiant Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskyy shook his fist and declared: "We will survive everything." Polish government spokesman Piotr Mueller did not immediately confirm the information from US officials, but said top leaders were holding an emergency meeting due to a "crisis situation." Polish media reported that two people died on Tuesday afternoon after a projectile struck an area where grain was drying in Przewodów, a village near the border with Ukraine.The Russian Defence Ministry has since strongly denied reports it was responsible for the missiles in Poland, which also affected neighbouring Moldova.A statement said: "Statements by the Polish media and officials about the alleged fall of 'Russian' missiles in the area of the settlement of Przewodow is a deliberate provocation in order to escalate the situation."No strikes were made against targets near the Ukrainian-Polish state border by Russian means of destruction."Zelenskyy said Russia fired at least 85 missiles on Tuesday, "most of them at our energy infrastructure," and shut down power in many cities. "We're working, will restore everything.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk