Fiala: Russian missiles hitting Poland would be further escalation

The Czech prime minister, Petr Fiala, says that if Poland confirms that missiles landed on its territory it would represent a further escalation by Russia. He said that Czechia stood firmly behind Poland, an EU and NATO ally.

Mr. Fiala also said that Tuesday’s massive missile attacks by the Russian army on Ukraine clearly showed that Moscow wanted to further terrorise its people and destroy the country.

The Czech minister of defence, Jana Černochová, said that she regarded reports that Russian missiles had hit Poland as verified. She had been informed of this news by the chief of staff of the Czech Army and the head of military intelligence, she wrote on Twitter.

Author: Ian Willoughby