UNITED NATIONS, November 17. /TASS/. Russia’s UN envoy Vasily Nebenzya on Wednesday said statements by Warsaw and Kiev sought to trigger a direct Russia-NATO conflict over the missile incident in Poland.
"If this meeting hadn’t been scheduled, it would have had to be convened to discuss the attempts of Ukraine and Poland to provoke a direct clash between Russia and NATO. The absolutely irresponsible statements made by the leadership of these two countries cannot be perceived in any other way," he said at a meeting of the UN Security Council.
Nebenzya said Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky immediately after the explosion in Poland accused Russia of the shelling.
"I am highlighting this for the colleagues: These statements came from a person that couldn’t fail to have the information that it was Ukrainian missiles fired by an air defense system that flew over to Poland," the diplomat said. "That means it wasn’t just deliberate disinformation but a conscious attempt to prompt NATO, which is waging a proxy war with Russia in Ukraine, to get involved in a direct clash with our country."
"Poland’s Russophobic government wasn’t much different as they said from the start with full confidence that they came under a Russian attack. That country’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador in the dead of the night and issued him a resolute protest," Nebenzya said.
The envoy said the first photos from the scene of the explosion, which appeared on social networks, made it clear that it was a Ukrainian air defense missile that fell in Poland.
"That has already been expressly confirmed by NATO and the West in general," he said.