Boguslaw Wos Obituary, Death -Two farmers were killed when a Russian-made missile crossed into Poland and struck the country’s eastern region on Wednesday. Boguslaw Wos, 62, a grain warehouse foreman, and Bogdan Ciupek, 60, a tractor driver, were killed in the explosion Tuesday in the eastern village of Przewodów, according to Metro UK. Wos had worked at the grain processing plant for 40 years, according to local media, and Ciupek drove a tractor there.
The explosion on Tuesday sparked immediate concern because it was unclear whether it was a deliberate attack. According to preliminary findings, the missile was fired in response to an incoming Russian missile. “Ukraine’s defense was launching missiles in various directions, and one of these missiles unfortunately fell on Polish territory,” said Polish President Andrzej Duda. “There is no evidence that it was a planned attack on Poland.”
Many Przewodów residents were relieved to learn that the strike appeared to be an accident. “Everyone is aware that we are right on the border, and that an armed conflict with Russia would expose us directly,” said Grzegorz Drewnik, mayor of Dolhobyczow, which includes Przewodow. “That’s my main concern; if the Ukrainians made a mistake, there shouldn’t be too many ramifications, but I’m no expert.”
NATO leaders held an emergency meeting in Brussels on Wednesday, during which Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg emphasized the preliminary investigation’s findings. “There is no evidence of a deliberate attack,” Stoltenberg said, adding that “this is not Ukraine’s fault.” “Russia bears sole responsibility for the continuation of its illegal war on Ukraine.”
President Biden said Tuesday evening that Russia launched the deadly strike was “unlikely,” but he pledged support for Poland’s investigation. Poland has stated that it will invoke NATO’s Article 4, which requires allies to meet to discuss a security threat, but it is unclear whether it will do so now that evidence indicates that the blast was caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile.
Russia has denied any involvement in the deadly blast, despite Ukraine’s initial accusation. In recent weeks, Russia has increased its missile attacks against Ukrainian energy infrastructure. It was also the first NATO country to be attacked during Ukraine’s nearly nine-month conflict.