Remains of likely air-to-ground missile found in Poland

27 April, 02:55 PM
Law enforcement officers arrived at the scene of the incident (Photo:Shane MacClure/

Law enforcement officers arrived at the scene of the incident (Photo:Shane MacClure/

The wreckage of an "unidentified military object", likely an air-to-ground missile, has been found in a Polish forest, Poland's Defense Ministry reported on Twitter on April 27.

The remains of the military object were found near the town of Zamość, about 15 km from Bydgoszcz.

"The situation does not threaten the safety of residents," the statement reads. “Police officers, military officers, and sappers are investigating the site.”

News outlet RMF FM, citing sources, reported that it was probably an air-to-ground missile.

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The object was discovered on April 25, but it probably fell some time ago.

The wreckage reportedly has inscriptions in Russian, which may indicate a Soviet-made weapon. It is also allegedly missing a warhead and lacks a combat unit.

Poland’s MiG-29s use Soviet missiles, and a missile potentially fired during an exercise could have gone off course for some reason, said General Roman Polko.

There is no reason to believe, at this time, that the missile was fired from the East.

A missile killed two Polish civilians near the Polish border town of Przewodów in the Lublin Voivodeship on Nov. 15, during a massive Russian air attack on Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure.

More than 90 Russian missiles were fired at Ukraine's critical infrastructure that day.

At the time, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that the incident showed no signs of a deliberate attack, and that the missile could have belonged to Ukrainian air defense units.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy asserted that, according to the Ukrainian military, the missile that fell in Poland was not Ukrainian. Ukrainian experts were admitted to the crash site on Nov. 17.

The international community blamed Russia for the incident.

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