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Germany offers Poland air patrol assistance

BERLIN, Nov 16 Berlin to offer patrols to Warsaw soon airspace forces of the Bundeswehr, said Defense Ministry spokesman Christian Thiel on Wednesday at a press conference of the German Cabinet.
“As an urgent response to the events in Poland, we will offer Poland an increase in air patrols by German (fighters) Eurofighters. This can be done tomorrow, if Poland so desires. Fighters will not have to be redeployed for this, patrols can be conducted from German air bases,” he said. he.

Berlin is already in contact with Warsaw, and Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht will contact and discuss the German initiative with his Polish counterpart during the day.

Polish media reported on November 15 in the evening that two rockets fell on the territory of Poland – in the Lublin Voivodeship on the border with Ukraine, two people were killed. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the republic stated that the rocket that fell in Poland was Russian-made. Polish President Andrzej Duda noted that Warsaw does not have accurate information whose missiles fell on the territory of the republic.
The Pentagon said that in the situation with the fall of the rocket in Poland they intend to operate not with speculation, but with facts, for which there are sufficient opportunities to clarify. At the same time, until the facts are received, the Pentagon will not talk about the applicability of Article 5 of the NATO Charter, said military spokesman Patrick Ryder. This article states: the contracting parties agree that an armed attack on one or more of them in Europe or North America will be considered an attack on them as a whole.

US President Joe Biden called for an emergency meeting of the leaders of the G7 countries and NATO, who, like him, participated in the G20 summit in Bali. According to its results, he said that preliminary information refutes the fact that the rocket that fell in Poland was flying from Russia.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense on Tuesday, no strikes were made on targets near the Ukrainian-Polish border that day, and published photos some debris has nothing to do with Russian weapons. The department noted that all statements by the Polish media about the alleged fall of “Russian” missiles are a deliberate provocation for the purpose of escalation. On Wednesday, the Russian defense ministry noted that photographs from the scene of the incident published in Poland clearly show that fragments of a Ukrainian S-300 air defense system missile fell there.

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