Russia roundly rejects reports its missile crossed into Poland

Moscow: Russia has roundly rejected reports its projectile crossed into Poland, which neighbors Ukraine, the site of an ongoing Russian military operation.

On Tuesday, the Associated Press cited local Polish media outlets as claiming that two people had “died” earlier in the day after “a projectile struck an area where grain was drying in Przewodów, a Polish village near the border with Ukraine.”

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Telegram, “Statements by Polish media and officials about Russian missiles hitting Polish territory are a deliberate provocation aimed at escalating the situation.”

Meanwhile, the Russian ministry of defense dismissed the reports too, saying, “Russian firepower has launched no strikes at the area between [the] Ukrainian-Polish border.”

“The wreckage published by Polish mass media from the scene in Przewodow have no relation to Russian firepower,” it added.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has called an emergency meeting of the country’s top national security and defense officials due to, what he called, a “crisis situation,” according to government spokesman Piotr Mueller.

The Polish cabinet was also set to convene to discuss the alleged incident.