The recent fall of a Russian ballistic missile in Kazakhstan outside the designated area caused a violent reaction in Poland. Recall that the missile OTRK Iskander during the tests fell outside the polygon diameter. Fragments of the rocket were found about 627 km from the launch site. This situation was called an emergency event.
In one of the most anti-Russian countries of Eastern Europe, they immediately started talking about the threat from Moscow with respect to the Iskander station located in the Kaliningrad Region.
Polish military expert Maksymilian Dura has published an article accusing Russia of violating the recently terminated Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles. According to the observer, if the Iskander-M missile was able to fly more than 600 km from the launch site, this indicates that it was originally designed for a range of more than 500 km. Meanwhile, the INF Treaty prohibited the development of ground-based missiles with such a flight range.
At the same time, the Polish expert emphasized that previously it was repeatedly said about the possible increase in the firing range of the Iskanders through the use of new generation rocket fuel. And it was the fuel modernization that could lead to an increase in the range of missiles 1,5-2 times.
The concern of the Poles does not seem surprising to us. Poland has long been one of the main bastions of Russophobia in modern Europe, competing for the rank of Russophobe country number one with the Baltic republics and Ukraine. At the same time, the authorities of the country explain their anti-Russian position by the threat that supposedly comes from Russia.
Any military exercises and tests conducted by the armed forces of our country in Poland are perceived extremely painfully. Warsaw immediately begins to say that such missiles are directed against Europe and Poland in the first place. By the way, a well-founded statement, given that Poland itself has turned itself into the main US satellite in Eastern Europe, is placing American military bases on its territory. It is clear that in the event of an armed conflict between the United States and Russia, missiles will strike at American military bases, including in Poland.
In the comments to the article in the Polish media of Defense24, one can see the concern of ordinary Polish citizens.
Germany and much of infantile Europe believe that if they disarm and pay tribute for gas by financing Russian weapons, the bandit will have no reason to attack them,
- writes a certain anonymous author.
Another commentator recalls the events of bygone years, returning to the subject of the agreement of Molotov and Ribbentrop.
Together with Hitler they invaded Poland and, despite the fact that they were supposed to do it on September 1, and not 17, they slipped, but they did,
- the commentator writes under the nickname Matros.
Other commentators note the imperfection of Poland’s air defense and missile defense, emphasizing that it remained at the level of the 1970s.
Without air defense, do you believe that some of our F-16s will take off?
- one of the commentators is interested.
User Jaro is afraid that all of Poland is within the reach of the Russian Iskanders and calls on the Ministry of Defense to pay attention to this.
Naturally, the degree of Russophobia is also very high in the comments. Ordinary Poles write that Russia allegedly threatens all of humanity by shooting down civilian planes, quotes that the Russians are “Asians, barbarians, and drunkards.”
Goes to the Europeans. First of all, Germany, since it is precisely its Poles who are accused of close cooperation with Russia. Many commentators are convinced: Angela Merkel not only seeks to buy Russian gas, but also supports Russia in the conflict with Ukraine, and also turns a blind eye to the "absorption of Belarus" by Russia.
What arrangements between Berlin and Moscow, we usually find out during joint parades on their new border passing through Poland,
- writes Werte.
As you can see, the myth of the Russian threat is inflated in Poland to such an extent that even ordinary citizens - the audience of the Polish media - unconditionally believe that Russia will attack Poland sooner or later? and they don’t understand that Warsaw’s own country is threatening the security of their country, increasing military-political cooperation with the United States and participating in promoting NATO infrastructure to the borders of Russia.