Polish Briefing 16 November, 2022 7:30 am   

Polish Briefing: A Russian-made missile fell near Hrubieszów | Dispute over energy could cause a split in the government


What goes on in Poland on the 16th of November.

A Russian-made missile fell near Hrubieszów

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports that the missile that fell on Polish territory on November 15 was manufactured by the Russians. Minister Zbigniew Rau asked the Russian ambassador for explanations.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that on November 15, 2022 at At 15.40 in the village of Przewodów in the Hrubieszów poviat in the Lublin province, a Russian-made missile fell. As a result of this event, two Polish citizens died.

“In connection with this event, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zbigniew Rau, summoned the ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and demanded immediate detailed explanations,” said Łukasz Jasina, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

President Andrzej Duda decided to convene the National Security Council. Its meeting will be held on November 16 at 12.00. Due to the current situation, Poland is verifying whether there are grounds to launch the procedures under Art. 4 of the North Atlantic Pact. It stipulates that NATO countries will consult each other when the territorial integrity, political independence or security of one of them is threatened.

Dispute over energy could cause a split in the government

According to sources, Solidarna Polska politicians are to remind Prime Minister Morawiecki of a number of, in their opinion, bad decisions that have resulted in economic and social problems. Among them is the consent in December 2020 to proceed with the Fit For 55 project, which, according to SP politicians, is to lead to the liquidation of the Polish mining industry.
The coalition partners also criticize the lack of results in the process of reforming the ETS system, which in their opinion is responsible for the increase in electricity costs.

Zbigniew Ziobro’s party has long criticized Mateusz Morawiecki’s government for making bad decisions in the context of energy and being too submissive to Brussels.