Today’s news round up in Poland
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
TVN24.pl – Joe Biden, the US president, has said his country would offer Poland "its full support and assistance" in its investigation into the missile incident in eastern Poland that claimed the lives of two people, the news network TVN24 reported on Wednesday morning. The president also expressed his condolences to the Polish victims and those in Ukraine who died from Russian missile strikes.
TVPInfo.pl – The public broadcaster quoted President Andrzej Duda as saying that it was "highly probable" that Poland's ambassador to Nato will ask the alliance to activate Article 4 of its treaty, which provides for joint consultations in the event that an ally is threatened. President Duda also said that he had spoken to Joe Biden and had been told that the US stands by the alliance and with Poland. He added that the missile hit on Poland was still under investigation.
Wyborcza.pl – The newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza looked at how Nato could respond to the missile incident in eastern Poland. Much, it said, would depend on the results of an investigation into where the missile came from and who fired it. Even if it turns out that the missile, which killed two Poles, was a Ukrainian surface-to-air missile that landed in Poland by accident, Nato should think about re-enforcing Poland's air defences and consider making western Ukraine a no-fly zone.
Rp.pl – The Rzeczpospolita newspaper quoted General Mieczyslaw Bieniek, a commander of Polish land forces, as saying that if it was confirmed that it was a Russian missile that hit Poland on Tuesday afternoon, killing two, then it would be a very serious incident. But he added that "I can say with great confidence that this was a stray ordnance," and that there was no reason to trigger Article 5 of the Nato treaty, which provides for mutual defence of an ally and states that an attack on one member is an attack on the whole alliance.