Presidium of Baltic Assembly calls on EU, NATO to support Poland's actions in response to missile

  • 2022-11-16
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The members of the Presidium of the Baltic Assembly today adopted the Statement regarding the Russia-made missile exploding in the territory of the Republic of Poland, LETA learned from the Saeima press service.

"We, the members of the Presidium of the Baltic Assembly, alarmed by another dangerous escalation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine that in the village of Przewodow resulted in the death of two citizens of the Republic of Poland, express our deepest condolences to the victims’ families and the whole of Polish society," the Presidium said in its statement.

The Baltic Assembly Presidium strongly urges the Member States of the European Union and NATO to support actions in response to the Russia-made missile dropped on the village of Przewodow considered appropriate by the Republic of Poland.

The Presidium also calls for immediate efforts to show in the strongest possible way the consequences that the Russian Federation will face when creating any direct or indirect military threat to a Member State.

'We reaffirm the full solidarity of the Baltic States with Poland and Ukraine which are directly affected by the outrageous, violent and inhumane war carried out by the Russian Federation," the Baltic Assembly Presidium stated.

Russia on Tuesday launched one of its biggest barrages of missiles yet against Ukraine. One of the missiles fell in the territory of Poland, killing two people. Initially there were reports that it might be a missile fired by Russia.

Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Wednesday that a missile that killed two people on a farm near the Polish western border with Ukraine, most likely was a Ukrainian air defense rocket.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that the preliminary analysis suggests that the incident was likely caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile fired to defend Ukrainian territory against Russian cruise missile attacks. Russia, however, bears ultimate responsibility, as it continues its illegal war against Ukraine.