MOSCOW, November 16. /TASS/. The missile incident in Poland on the border with Ukraine clearly shows who in the world arena retains common sense and who is willing to push the world towards a third global war, the chairman of the State Duma’s international affairs committee Leonid Slutsky has said.
"The incident in Poland showed well enough who still retains at least some traces of common sense, and who is ready to push the world towards a third global war. Before they even had time to cordon off the place where the missile fell, Zelensky went hysterical, yelling about ‘a Russian missile attack on collective security’ and urging his Western masters to act immediately. Without waiting for an investigation, the Baltic states, too, hurried with their ridiculous condemnation," Slutsky wrote on his Telegram channel.
He noted that "Russophobes fired a hurried shot in the dark," as very soon "photos of debris became available from the scene and it turned out that they looked very much like parts of S-300 missiles that are in service with Ukraine’s army."
"Then the Pentagon also urged not to jump to conclusions. The President of Turkey has already stated that the missile was not fired from Russian territory. Does that mean that the blow on NATO’s collective security came from Ukraine? And who is to be asked questions then about using Article 5 of the Washington Treaty?" Slutsky asked.
On November 15, a missile fell in the village of Przewodow in eastern Poland’s Lublin Voivodeship on the border with Ukraine, killing two people. According to Polish President Andrzej Duda, this was not a deliberate attack on Poland. Warsaw has learned that the projectile was most likely an S-300 missile produced in the 1970s, used by the Ukrainian missile anti-aircraft forces.
The Russian Defense Ministry slammed the Polish media and statements coming from officials in Warsaw that the missile was allegedly Russian-made as a provocation, saying that Moscow did not strike anything near the Ukrainian-Polish border. The top brass pointed out that judging by the published photos, the debris had nothing to do with Russian missiles.