Disinfo: The US did not support the accusations against Russia about the missile incident in Poland


After the incident when a rocket missile hit the territory of Poland, Warsaw possibly wanted to put more oil into the fire activating article 4 of the NATO Treaty. The Baltic states would support this initiative. Volodymyr Zelenskyy accuses Russia of an attack against Poland and asks NATO for a military response. But all the mutts of Eastern Europe shut up after the US did not support the accusations against Russia.


Recurring narrative of disinformation presenting Poland, the Baltic states, and Ukraine as puppets of the US, a baseless claimed already widely addressed on EUvsDisinfo.

On 15 November 2020, an S-300 missile entered Polish airspace from the territory of Ukraine, killing two Polish civilians. According to the US and Polish officials, the missile was fired by the Ukrainian air defence troops, which tried to fight a large-scale Russian missile attack taking place on the same day.

According to the statement of Polish President Andrzej Duda, this situation is an “unfortunate accident” which is a result of a massive Russian missile attack on Ukraine. According to Nato, “Russia bears ultimate responsibility as it continues its illegal war against Ukraine”.

At the same time, the Polish authorities and NATO representatives underline that this missile accident was not a deliberate attack on Poland and “there are no indications that Russia is preparing offensive military actions against NATO”.

See also the case of disinformation stating that Ukraine wants to draw NATO into the conflict through the provocation in Poland.