Poland has requested assistance from the United States to investigate missile debris found in northern Poland near Bydgoszcz, according to the rmf24.pl portal.
The Polish authorities and their U.S. counterparts are working together to determine how and when the Russian-made missile ended up there.
Last week, a person accidentally discovered the missile debris in the Bydgoszcz forest. There were no signs of an explosion, and the missile reportedly did not have a warhead. U.S. assistance is considered invaluable, as its military surveillance infrastructure may have recorded the object. The airspace over Poland is monitored by early warning and surveillance aircraft such as the AWACS Boeing, which are referred to as flying radars.
The Polish Defense Ministry ensured local residents last week that they are safe, and the District Prosecutor’s Office in Gdańsk has initiated an investigation into the matter.
General Tomasz Piotrowski, the Operational Commander of the Armed Forces, announced that “intensive investigations, checks, and dialogue between various institutions” are underway. He added that “certain hypotheses have emerged, and there are leads that could be linked to the incident.”
Last week, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki revealed that he had requested Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak to personally oversee the investigation into the object found near Bydgoszcz.