Czech Army chief: Calm heads needed over missiles in Poland

Responding to news that missiles hit Polish territory on Tuesday, the chief of staff of the Czech Army, Karel Řehka, says it is important to remain calm, await further information and carefully assess the facts. He said on Twitter on Wednesday morning that the army was ready to support any operations decided on by NATO, of which both Czechia and Poland are members.

Two people were killed in Poland when missiles landed near the country’s border with Ukraine on Tuesday. The US president, Joe Biden, said it was unlikely they had been fired from Russia.

Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala said on Tuesday evening that Czechia stood firmly behind Poland, an EU and NATO ally.

Author: Ian Willoughby