MOSCOW, Nov 16 The story of the rocket falling on the territory of Poland proves that the West, through its hybrid war with Russia, increases the likelihood of a world war starting, Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, wrote on his Twitter page. Russia increases the likelihood of starting a world war,” Medvedev wrote.
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 exact information whose missiles fell on the territory of the republic.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, no strikes were made on targets near the Ukrainian-Polish state border, and the published photos of some debris have nothing to do with Russian weapons. All statements by the Polish media about the alleged fall of “Russian” missiles are a deliberate provocation in order to escalate the situation.
According to military expert Aleksey Leonkov, Russian cruise missiles could not hit the territory of Poland, but abnormal Ukrainian missiles could fly there S-300 systems: there have already been such examples before, including the defeat by Ukraine of anti-aircraft missiles of its own residential buildings.
The Pentagon said that in this situation 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 (on collective defense), said military spokesman Patrick Ryder.
US President Joe Biden initiated a meeting of the G7 and NATO leaders on Wednesday, following the results which stated that it was “unlikely, in terms of trajectory, that it was launched from Russia.”
The Associated Press, citing US officials, reported that the missile that fell in Poland was fired by Ukrainian troops at an approaching Russian missile.