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Russian missiles flew over NATO territory and killed two people in Poland Tuesday, a senior U.S. intelligence official told The Associated Press.
The Polish government has not immediately confirmed the report, but one spokesman Piotr Mueller told the publication that top leaders were holding an emergency meeting over the “crisis situation.”
Two people were reportedly killed after a projectile struck and area where grain was drying in the village of Przewodów near the Ukrainian border.
Fox News could not immediately reach NATO or the Polish defense ministry for confirmation on the strikes.
The Pentagon told reporters that it was taking the reports “seriously and looking into them.
“Right now we are aware of the press reporting on this and we have no information at this time to corroborate those reports,” Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said. “I don’t want to speculate or get into hypotheticals when it comes to our security commitments.
“We’ve been crystal clear that we will defend every inch of NATO territory,” he said in reference to Article 5.
President Biden has repeatedly said the U.S. will be steadfast in its support for Poland or any NATO member nation in the face of Russia’s aggression.
After traveling to Poland earlier this year to meet with officials and Ukrainian refugees who fled the war-torn nation during the early days of the war, Biden issued a stark tone on Washington’s stance.
Think about moving in one single inch of NATO territory, one sacred obligation. We have a sacred obligation under Article five to defend each and every inch of NATO territory with the full force of our collective power.
“Don’t even think about moving on one single inch of NATO territory,” Biden said speaking from Warsaw in March. “We have a sacred obligation under Article 5 to defend each and every inch of NATO territory with the full force of our collective power.”
Biden renewed these commitments in later September when he address Russian President Vladimir Putin from the White House and said, “We’re fully prepared to defend…our NATO Allies. To defend every single inch of NATO territory — every single inch.
“So, Mr. Putin, don’t misunderstand what I’m saying: every inch,” he added.