Polish President Andrzej Duda said in a tweet that he spoke with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and verified “the premises of Article 4,” which allows NATO member countries to submit security concerns for discussion. .
The discussions come after Russian missiles ripped through Poland on Tuesday, killing two people, according to a US intelligence official who spoke to the Associated Press.
The two people were reportedly killed when the shell landed near the town of Przewodów, which is close to the border with Ukraine.
Following the reported explosion in Poland, NATO ambassadors will meet on Wednesday at Poland’s request, according to Reuters.
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A NATO official told Fox News that it is “investigating these reports and coordinating closely with our ally, Poland.”
The Pentagon also said it was investigating the reports, but did not confirm that the missile killed two people in Poland.
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“At this point, we know that this is being reported in the press and we have no information at this time to substantiate those reports,” said Pentagon press secretary Brig. said Gen. Pat Ryder. “I don’t want to speculate or hypothesize when it comes to our security commitments.”
“We have been crystal clear that we will defend every inch of NATO territory,” Ryder added.
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President Joe Biden spoke to Duda by phone from Bali, Indonesia. The call ended at 5:30 am local time.
Patrick Ward of Fox News, Reuters and the Associated Press contributed to this report.