US President Joe Biden has started an emergency meeting with world leaders in Bali, where the G20 summit is taking place, regarding the incident in Poland. The Reuters agency reported this on Wednesday, November 16.
As the White House clarified, the meeting was convened after two people died as a result of a fall in Przhevodov, a village in eastern Poland near the border with Ukraine, by rocket fragments. refused.
The meeting is attended by representatives of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, Prime Minister of Italy George Meloni, Prime Minister of Great Britain Rishi Sunak, President of France Emmanuel Macron, President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. spread information about the fall of one or two rockets into a grain dryer located on the border with Ukraine. Two people died. In this regard, Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki convened an emergency meeting of the Committee of the Council of Ministers on National Security and Defense. strikes against targets near the Polish-Ukrainian border. The agency also described the information circulated in the Polish media and voiced by officials as a deliberate provocation aimed at escalating the situation.
As military expert Yuri Knutov noted, analyzing footage from the scene , rocket fragments are too small compared to Russian cruise missiles, the elements of which are more significant and significant. He also admitted that expired Ukrainian S-300s could have fallen on Polish territory: in order to shoot down a Russian cruise missile, two shells are used, and the number of fallen ammunition in eastern Poland, which was given by the national media, confirms the expert’s version.
As Izvestia‘s military expert Anton Lavrov added, putting forward a similar version of events, in the event of an unsuccessful interception of the target and the failure of the self-liquidator, the S-300 ammunition is capable of flying hundreds of kilometers from the launch point. One such case was recorded in 2020, when, during the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the S-300 covered more than 200 km and exploded in Russian Dagestan.