Polish President Andrzej Duda said in a tweet that he has spoken with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and is checking “the grounds for Article 4,” which allows member states to bring security concerns up for discussion.
The discussions come after Russian missiles crossed the border into Poland and killed two people, according to a US intelligence official who spoke to The Associated Press.
The two people were reportedly killed in the village of Przyudov, where a shell landed near the Ukrainian border.
Following the explosion in Poland, NATO ambassadors will hold a meeting on Wednesday at Poland’s request, according to Reuters.
Russian missiles penetrate NATO member Poland, killing 2: a senior US intelligence official
A NATO official told Fox News that it is “studying these reports and coordinating closely with our ally Poland.”
The Pentagon also said it was studying the reports, but did not confirm that the missile killed two people in Poland.
Hammer Russia Kyiv, Ukraine, with missiles, video showing fire after the incident
The Pentagon press secretary, Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said. “I don’t want to speculate or make assumptions when it comes to our security commitments.”
Ryder added: “We have made it very clear that we will defend every inch of NATO territory.”
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President Biden spoke with Duda on the 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.