Breaking news came in today around lunch time as it was reported that missiles landed in Poland and killed two people. Well, if you're not aware of it, Poland is a NATO country, and this potentially threatens World War III if this attack as intentional.
Express News reported,
Two people have been killed in Poland after two stray Russian rockets landed near the border with Ukraine. The rockets landed in the NATO state following Russia's mass bombardment of Ukrainian cities earlier today, which saw over 100 rockets launched.
According to the AP news agency, a senior US intelligence official said that the missiles were of Russian origin. Poland's Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has convened the Committee of the Council of Ministers for National Security and Defense Affairs "as a matter of urgency", government spokesman Piotr Müller confirmed, with local news sites claiming this is likely the result of the explosions. The meeting will reportedly take place at 9pm local time (8pm British time).
The rockets fell in the town of Przewodów, hitting grain dryers. The police, prosecutor's office and the army are reportedly already on the site.
Meanwhile, Polish Armed Forces are reportedly on "high alert".
The attack could prompt Poland to trigger NATO's Article 5 provisions, calling on all of the treaty's members to attack Russia. According to Article 5, an attack against one NATO Ally is considered an attack against all Allies.
I am one who follows and trades on the stock market and all of a sudden around 1:18pm I just started seeing the market start selling off.
As it appears right now, it doesn't look like the missiles were intended for that location because it landed on a farm.
The Polish government called an immediate emergency meeting to discuss the state of affairs and to decide on a course of action. If this was an intentional act of malice from Russia then this could potentially trigger the thing that we've all been fearing, World War III.
Hopefully, these were missiles that were intended for Ukraine (as sad as that is to say) and not Poland because nobody wants the world to get into the next world war, especially not now. We've been dealing with enough crises over the last few years and we could really use a break. We want life to get back to normal and to stay that way.
Sources in the services say that what hit Przewowo is most likely the remains of a rocket shot down by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.