Initial findings suggest that the missile that hit Poland was fired by Ukrainian forces at an incoming Russian missile, Associated Press reported on Wednesday, citing US officials.
Polish firefighters on Tuesday reported two people were killed in an explosion in Przewodow, a village in eastern Poland near the border with Ukraine.
The Associated Press cited a senior US intelligence official as saying the explosion was due to Russian missiles crossing into Poland. However, the Pentagon said it could not yet confirm the report and that it was looking into the matter.
The explosion in Poland coincided with a wave of Russian missile strikes across Ukraine, which left seven million homes without electricity.
Russia’s Defense Ministry called the Polish statements about Russian missiles falling into its territory a “provocation”, state news agency TASS reported on Tuesday.
It said that there were no missile strikes by Russian weapons near the Ukrainian-Polish border that way, and that the wreckage the Polish media showed from the scene of the incident had nothing to do with Russian weapons.