Pentagon says unable to verify if Russian missiles hit Poland
Spokesman Pat Ryder stressed that he will not be getting into hypotheticals, and that evidence must be collected to make conclusions.
The Pentagon said it was unable to verify reports that 2 Russian missiles hit Poland soils, but it is investigating the claims.
Amid reports about 2 missiles that fell in the village of Przewodów in the Lubelskie Voivodeship near the border with Ukraine, Warsaw called for an emergency national security council meeting.
Przewód, Poland after strike pic.twitter.com/udzGSjGyea— blue blue (@ArielJestJeden) November 15, 2022
"We are aware of the press reports alleging that two Russian missiles have struck a location inside Poland or the Ukraine border," said Pat Ryder, Pentagon spokesman.
"We have no information right now to corroborate that there has been a missile strike," Ryder told reporters, adding that the Pentagon was "looking into this further."
Ryder went on to stress that it is incumbent upon countries to gather knowledge about the situation before coming down to conclusions on the matter.
"We want to deal with facts," Ryder said. "I think it’s incumbent on all of us to get the facts before we start speculating or jumping to conclusions."
The Pentagon spokesman said that he will not be speculating or getting into hypotheticals on a possible response to NATO member Poland: “I'm not going to get into hypotheticals or speculate,” Ryder said during a press briefing when asked about a potential US response to the alleged strike. “We have no information right now to corroborate that there has been a missile strike.”
According to Pentagon Press Secretary, the United States has several ways to confirm media reports that two Russian missiles may have landed in Polish territory close to the Ukrainian border.
Russia increases shelling of Ukraine power infrastructure
Russia shelled several Ukrainian infrastructure sites Today following its withdrawal from Kherson and amid signs that Moscow's retreating forces were going further back from the southern Dnieper River.
Air raid sirens were heard blaring throughout Ukraine in nearly a dozen major cities after a massive barrage of missiles as Moscow tries to regain ground amid retreats in the east.
Strikes and explosions were reported in the cities of Kiev, Lvov, and Zhitomir in the west, Krivoy Rog in the south, and Kharkov in the east. According to regional officials in Ukraine, some of the attacks caused a power outage after hitting electricity supplies.
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