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State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Poland Skurkiewicz threatened Russia with the fifth article of the NATO charter

State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Poland Skurkiewicz threatened Russia with the fifth article of the NATO charter

Poland is ready to respond to Russia’s deployment of the Kinzhal hypersonic missiles in the Kaliningrad region by activating the fifth article of the NATO charter. This was stated by the State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Poland Wojciech Skurkiewicz

According to him, the North Atlantic Alliance can apply the article not only in the event of a possible radioactive leak at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), but also because of the placement of hypersonic missiles by the Russian side near a NATO member state.


According to him, cooperation within NATO remains the basis for ensuring the security of Poland. He added that the guarantees of the fifth article of the North Atlantic Alliance were and remain in force. According to him, the corresponding obligations were voiced by NATO members and US President Joe Biden.
Placement of missiles


On August 18, the Ministry of Defense reported that Russia had relocated three MiG-31 aircraft equipped with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles to the Chkalovsk airfield, which is located in the Kaliningrad region.


It is noted that during the flight, interaction with the fighter aircraft of the Sixth Army of the Russian Air Force (Air Force), as well as with air defense systems (AD) and naval aviation of the Baltic Fleet, was worked out.

Earlier, Tobias Ellwood, chairman of the Committee for the Selection of Candidates for Defense Ministers, said that direct NATO intervention in the Ukrainian conflict is possible if Russia hits the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant (ZNPP). He posted the corresponding message on his Twitter account.

 


State Department spokesman Ned Price, commenting on the transfer of three MiG-31I fighters with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles to the Chkalovsk airfield, assured that “Russia is not threatened by NATO.”


According to Article 5 of the NATO Charter, an attack on one of the members of the North Atlantic Alliance will be considered as an attack on all members.