Currency trading in a spin after Polish explosion

NEW YORK/LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Trading in the dollar and the euro was volatile on Tuesday, with both currencies trading below their session highs as investors tried to interpret reports that stray Russian missiles may have hit NATO member Poland, killing two people.

The euro had lost ground sharply against the safe-haven dollar while equities pared gains after the Poland reports fueled fears that the nine-month war between Russia and Ukraine could escalate.

Firefighters said two people were killed in an explosion in Przewodow, a village in eastern Poland near the border with Ukraine, while a NATO official said the alliance was investigating reports that the blast was from Russian missiles.

But Russia’s defence ministry said “no strikes on targets near the Ukrainian-Polish state border were made by Russian means of destruction”.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon said it could not confirm the reports and the White…

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