The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wants to determine whether the downing of missiles in Poland was accidental or deliberate
WASHINGTON, November 15 – RIA Novosti. Vedant Patel, deputy State Department spokesman, said at a briefing Tuesday that it was important for the United States to determine whether the missile that crashed in Poland was an accident or a deliberate act.
Patel added that the US intends to determine the circumstances of the incident and next steps.
Polish media reported that on the evening of November 15, two rockets allegedly fell on Polish territory – two people died in the Lublin Voivodeship on the border with Ukraine. Officially, the authorities did not confirm the information that the missiles had crashed and did not give a name as to who the missiles might be.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, there were no attacks on targets close to the Ukrainian-Polish state border, and the published photos of some wrecks have nothing to do with Russian weapons. All the statements of the Polish media about the alleged downing of “Russian” missiles is a deliberate provocation to escalate the situation.
Russian cruise missiles did not reach Poland, but abnormally fired Ukrainian S-300 missiles could fly there, as military expert Alexei Leonkov told RIA Novosti: there have been previous such examples, including the defeat of Ukraine’s own anti-aircraft missiles. there was. Residential constructions.
The Pentagon said that in the case of the alleged crash of missiles in Poland, they planned to act not by speculation, but by facts for which there was ample opportunity to clarify. At the same time, military spokesman Patrick Ryder said the Pentagon would not talk about the applicability of Article 5 of the NATO charter until the truth came out. This article says: The contracting parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered as an attack against them as a whole.
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