Two people were killed in an explosion near the Ukrainian border while meeting senior Polish officials

Two people died on Tuesday afternoon after a shell hit an area where grain was drying in the Polish village of Przyudov, near the border with Ukraine, local media reported.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has called an emergency meeting of the country’s top national security and defense officials, according to government spokesman Piotr Mueller.

Mueller said the meeting was held due to a “crisis situation”.

Local authorities asked the media not to jump to conclusions and wait for official confirmation from the Polish government amid information that the explosion could have been caused by stray Russian missiles.

The eastern European country bordering Ukraine is a member of the European Union and NATO.

The White House said it “could not confirm” information about the explosion, which was caused by stray Russian missiles.

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausuda stated that “the news of at least two explosions” was “disturbing”.

“Maintaining close contact with our Polish friends. Lithuania stands in strong solidarity with Poland. Every inch of #NATO territory must be defended,” Noseda stated on Twitter.

Latvian Defense Minister Artis Babriks said his country “fully stands with Polish friends and condemns this crime.”

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban also called the Hungarian Defense Council for an emergency meeting regarding “missile strikes on the territory of Poland,” according to his spokesman, Zoltán Kovacs.

Britain’s Foreign Office, FCDO, stated that London was “investigating these reports and coordinating closely with allies”.

The village of Przewodów, population 710, is located in eastern Poland, 130 kilometers southeast of the regional capital Lublin and 7 kilometers from Ukraine.

Russia bombarded cities across Ukraine on Tuesday in what Kyiv said was the heaviest wave of missile strikes in nearly nine months of war.

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