Russia's defence ministry denies Russian missiles struck Polish territory

(Reuters) -Russia's defence ministry on Tuesday denied reports that Russian missiles had hit Polish territory, describing them as "a deliberate provocation aimed at escalating the situation".

It added in a statement: "No strikes on targets near the Ukrainian-Polish state border were made by Russian means of destruction."

Wreckage reportedly found at the scene "has nothing to do with Russian weapons", it said.

(Reporting by Reuters; editing by Jonathan Oatis)