WARSAW, Nov 16 The Polish General Staff, commenting on the missile fall, stated that no air defense can protect the entire territory of the country.
“No army has an air defense system that protects the territory of the entire country. A missile attack is characterized by a point strike on a selected target, and not the destruction of several targets over large areas,” – the message of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Poland says.
“The task of air defense systems is, among other things, the protection of critical infrastructure,” the General Staff noted.
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.
On the morning of November 16, US President Joe Biden called for an emergency meeting of the leaders of the G7 and NATO countries, who, like him, participated in the G20 summit in Bali. According to its results, he stated that the preliminary information refutes the fact that the rocket that fell in Poland was flying from Russia.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, no strikes were made on targets near the Ukrainian-Polish border that day, and published photos of some debris have 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.
The Pentagon said that in the situation with the fall of a rocket in Poland they intend to operate not with speculation, but with facts, to clarify which there are sufficient opportunities. 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.