Inquiries into unidentified object soon to yield results, army says

"Right now there is an intensive inquiry on, lots of checking and exchanges between various institutions," general Piotrowski said. Tytus Żmijewski/PAP

Inquiries into the remnants of an unidentified military object found on Thursday near Bydgoszcz, northern Poland, are underway and should bring results soon, a high-ranking military official said on Friday.

General Tomasz Piotrowski, the Operational Commander of the Polish Armed Forces, said the situation was under control. Piotrowski added that investigators were currently trying to determine the object's origins and the circumstances under which it found itself in the area where its remnants were found.

"Right now there is an intensive inquiry on, lots of checking and exchanges between various institutions," Piotrowski said.

The district military prosecutor's office in the northern city of Gdańsk launched an investigation after the remnants on an unidentified aerial military object were found in a forest near the city of Bydgoszcz on Thursday.

The Polish Defence Ministry said on Thursday that the situation posed no threats to local residents.

Later on Friday Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, said he had instructed the defence minister to supervise the investigation.

"I am in constant contact with the minister of defence, Mariusz Błaszczak, and have instructed him to personally supervise the course of the investigation, all work related a final explanation concerning the object found near Bydgoszcz," Morawiecki said.

"The most important thing for me is that Poland is safe, that nothing happened to anyone, and that this incident should be clarified in every small detail," he added.