Former Russian President and longtime ally of Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev, said the explosion on Polish soil shows the West is moving closer to another world war.
“The incident with Ukrainian-alleged ‘missile strike’ on a Polish farm proves just one thing: by waging a hybrid war against Russia, the West moves closer to a world war,” Medvedev wrote on Twitter.
Polish President Andrzej Duda said earlier that the country had no concrete evidence to show who fired the rocket that hit a grain factory and killed two people.
Residents of Przhevodov, a village on the Polish-Ukrainian border where loud explosions were heard after the fall of two missiles that Poland officially claims are Russian-made, are in shock. Journalists from the main Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza were at the scene of the accident and spoke to the local population.
Locals say the rockets fell on a grain dryer near a farm run by an Italian businessman. There are also some residential buildings. Just before 4 p.m., two loud booms were heard over the village, locals said.
A two-meter-deep crater was formed at the place of the fall, which can also be seen from videos on social networks.