Missile Strikes Poland Near Ukrainian Border

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from The Wall Street Journal,

Polish government calls emergency security meeting after explosion in village 3 miles from border with Ukraine

A missile struck a Polish village near the country’s border with Ukraine on Tuesday and Warsaw said it was considering whether to summon other members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization for an emergency summit as Russia’s fight with Kyiv threatened to spill over.

The missile, which Poland’s government said was manufactured in Russia, slammed into a granary 3 miles from the frontier and killed two farmworkers, Polish officials said. In response, Poland summoned the Russian ambassador and put military units for air defense on high alert.

The incident marked a fraught moment for the American-led alliance, which has attempted to help Ukraine defend its territory without being dragged directly into the conflict.

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