The remains of an ‘aerial military object’ – an air-to-surface missile according to local media – have been found in northern Poland and police and military investigators are currently examining it, announced the Polish Minister of Justice on Thursday.
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The latter, Zbigniew Ziobro, said on Twitter that the authorities had sent “not only investigators from the prosecution, police and gendarmerie, but also military experts and representatives of the SKW (the counter-intelligence service) to the scene. ).»
The object was “discovered in the forest, about ten kilometers from the city of Bydgoszcz”, he said, quite far from the Russian or Polish border. For its part, the Ministry of Defense declared that “the situation does not present (has) no danger for the inhabitants” of the nearest village.
The regional prosecutor’s office said in a statement that there were no “signs of an explosion or explosives at the scene”, adding that different hypotheses were being considered.
Local media said the object was found earlier this week and was believed to be an air-to-surface missile.
The RMF FM radio said that this object was “several meters long and that it was “sunk straight into the ground”.
“The tube is empty, there is no armed head, and it is not clear whether it exploded or not,” added the radio on its Twitter account.
She also specified that there were inscriptions in Cyrillic on the object.
A military expert interviewed by the radio, Roman Poloko, ex-commander of the Polish special forces, however recalled that the Polish army still had a lot of Russian equipment.
The missile, if it is one, “did not necessarily come from Russia or from the front in Ukraine”, he said, believing that it could also have been used during “training exercises for Polish or Ukrainian airmen”.