Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak is to personally supervise the investigation into the military facility found near Bydgoszcz in the village of Zamość, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday. A few hours earlier, the operational commander of the types of armed forces, Lieutenant General Tomasz Piotrowski, announced that “certain threads” of this case could be linked to the event of December 16. It concerned – as the head of the government said – the “rocket” being over Poland, to which Polish and allied planes were scrambled to track.
On Thursday, the Ministry of National Defense announced that near the town of Zamość, approx. 15 km from Bydgoszcz, a body was found remains of an unidentified military facility. It was emphasized that the situation does not threaten the safety of residents. The place of the find is being investigated by policemen, gendarmes and sappers, the ministry informed. The District Prosecutor’s Office in Gdańsk has launched an investigation.
On Friday operational commander of the types of armed forces Lieutenant General Tomasz Piotrowski He informed that “intensive investigations, checks, intensive dialogue between various types of institutions are underway.” As he pointed out, the point is to determine how the equipment could have ended up there and what its origin is. General Piotrowski also referred to the events of mid-December last year, when the Russians carried out one of the massive air attacks on Ukraine. He also pointed to attempts at psychological activities undertaken by Russia. – Some hypotheses have been created, we have certain threads that could be linked to the event in Zamość near Bydgoszcz – he said in a statement to the media.
Prime Minister: I instructed the Minister of Defense to personally supervise
The Prime Minister, referring to the words of General Piotrowski, assessed that there are grounds to link the found remains of the object with the incident from December last year, when a rocket flew over the territory of Poland.
– I am in constant contact with the Minister of National Defense and I have instructed him to personally supervise the course of the investigation, the course of all work related to the final clarification of this topic – Morawiecki told journalists on Friday in Zielona (Mazowieckie Voivodeship).
He added that he also requested any information related to the incident from the prosecutor’s office and received it on Thursday. – There are premises – as the general said – to connect this find, this equipment found a few days ago, with the information that our services received in December last year, and about which we were also in constant contact with our allies – stressed the Prime Minister. As he added, “during this incident, F-35 and our own planes were scrambled to follow the trajectory of this equipment, this missile, which was over the territory of the Republic of Poland.”
– For me, the most important thing is that Poland is safe, that nothing happened to anyone, and this incident should be clarified in every little detail – he declared.
General Piotrowski about “certain hypotheses” and the incident of December 16
On Friday, the operational commander of the armed forces said that “certain hypotheses have been developed”. – We have certain threads that could be related to the event in Zamość near Bydgoszcz – he added. The general drew attention to Russia’s attempts to “influence our emotions”.
– In one such situation on December 16 last year, we came to the conclusion that it is likely that the find on the ground can be connected with what was happening in the airspace – said Gen. Piotrowski. He emphasized that polish army cooperates with allies in airspace surveillance, and “the situation was completely under control at the time.”
On December 16, 2022, Russia launched another massive missile attack on Ukraine. The target was energy infrastructure. There were power outages all over Ukraine.
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