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Poland looks into possibility of activating NATO Article 4

Polish President Andrzej Duda spoke to his US counterpart Joe Biden earlier on Wednesday

WARSAW, November 16. /TASS/. Polish President Andrzej Duda and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg have discussed Tuesday’s blasts in the east of the country and explored the possibility of activating Article 4 of the NATO treaty, Head of the Polish National Security Bureau Jacek Siewiera has said.

"In connection with the serious situation that we are dealing with now, the president has just ended a conversation with the NATO secretary general. We are exploring preconditions for activating Article 4 of the alliance’s treaty, regarding consultations of all members of the alliance about an adequate response," he said after a session of Poland’s governmental committee on security and defense issues on Tuesday.

"We are in intense contacts with the key allies," Siewiera said.

Polish President Andrzej Duda spoke to his US counterpart Joe Biden earlier on Wednesday.

Poland’s Radio Zet reported on Tuesday with reference to unofficial sources that two missiles hit grain dryers in the village of Przewodow in eastern Poland’s Lublin Voivodeship, close to the border with Ukraine. According to the report, two people were killed in the incident. The report makes no mention about the origin of those missiles.

The Russian Defense Ministry dismissed as a "deliberate provocation" Polish media reports about the alleged fall of Russian missiles in Poland on Tuesday, adding that the Russian military has performed no strikes targeting the Ukrainian-Polish border zone. "The wreckage published by Polish mass media from the scene in Przewod·w have no relation to Russian firepower," the ministry said in a statement.