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NATO Council to discuss incident in Poland on Wednesday

The event will be chaired by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

BRUSSELS, November 16. /TASS/. The NATO Council will convene in Brussels at the level of ambassadors on Wednesday to discuss Tuesday’s incident in eastern Poland, a NATO spokesman has told reporters.

"NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will chair an emergency meeting of the North Atlantic Council on the situation in Poland on Wednesday," he said.

A diplomatic source in Brussels confirmed to TASS that the meeting would "convene on Poland’s request, in accordance with Article 4 of the Washington treaty," which envisages NATO security consultations if one of its members thinks that it is under threat.

Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held phone consultations with Polish President Andrzej Duda and US President Joe Biden.

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 of the origin of those missiles.

The Russian Defense Ministry said the Russian military had performed no strikes targeting the Ukrainian-Polish border zone. "The wreckage published by Polish mass media from the scene in Przewodow have no relation to Russian firepower," the ministry said in a statement.