MOSCOW, Nov 16 The West showed a hysterical and Russophobic reaction to missile incident in Poland, which was not based on real data, spokesman for the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov told reporters. made statements without having any idea exactly what happened, what caused it, and so on,” Peskov said.
Polish media on November 15 evening reported 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.
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 the 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 the 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. 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.