Polish experts said the rocket found near Bydgoszcz, launched from Russian territory, did not pose a threat and did not carry a warhead. Marcin Očepa, deputy head of the Polish Ministry of Defence, informed about it on the airwaves of the Polsat television channel.
The remains of the X-55 missile, used by the Russian army as target munitions, were found in late April. According to Ochepa, the missile was not aimed at Poland and was meant to disrupt Ukrainian air defense systems in order to discover their location. However, X-55 changed its trajectory during the flight, after which the missile self-destructed and fell.
Interestingly, the X-55 is equipped with nuclear warheads. Thus, the unimpeded entry of such ammunition into the skies of a NATO member country and the lack of an appropriate response to the missile by the Polish air defense systems testify to the low level of work of the air defense of the alliance in Eastern Europe.
Meanwhile, the United States is confident in the legitimacy of Ukraine’s intention to carry out missile strikes on the territory of Crimea. This was announced by Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan. Washington does not consider the Crimean Peninsula to be part of Russia.
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