Russia says it will 'SMASH' Poland if it tries to intervene in Ukraine

Russia says it will 'SMASH' Poland if it tries to intervene in Ukraine

Russia warns it will ‘SMASH’ Poland if it tries to intervene in Ukraine war after Warsaw proposed sending in UN peacekeeping troops

  • Chilling message has been issued by Duma Deputy General Vladimir Shamanov
  • He said the Poles would receive a huge response, including hypersonic missiles
  • Kremlin mouthpieces on state TV said Warsaw would crumble ‘after 2 seconds’
  • Polish peacekeeping mission includes up to 10,000 troops being sent to Ukraine 

Russia has said Poland will be ‘smashed’ if it tries to intervene in its war on Ukraine.

In a chilling message, State Duma Deputy General Vladimir Shamanov said: ‘The time has come for the country’s leadership to say specifically there are borders, and just try, Poles, to poke your head here even 10 meters.’

Shamanov, who is the former commander of the Russian Airborne Troops, added that the final stages of the war would ‘take place near the Ukraine-Poland border’ and that Poles would receive a response ‘under the full scheme’, which would include hypersonic missiles.

The warning comes following a Polish proposal to send a UN Peacekeeping force to Ukraine.

According to a Polish Ministry of Defence plan leaked to the onet.pl news website, the peacekeeping mission envisions up to 10,000 troops being sent to Ukraine.

Russia’s Foreign Minster Sergei Lavrov said the move would lead to ‘direct clashes’ with NATO.

In a chilling message, State Duma Deputy General Vladimir Shamanov said: ‘The time has come for the country’s leadership to say specifically there are borders, and just try, Poles, to poke your head here even 10 meters’

Kremlin mouthpieces on Russia’s state TV have also warned that Moscow is prepared to use nuclear weapons against Poland and the Baltic states and that Warsaw would be destroyed ‘after two seconds’ 

Putin ‘has the right to launch nukes if he is provoked by NATO’, says ambassador

Vladimir Putin has the right to launch nukes if he is provoked by NATO over the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine, a Russian ambassador to the UN has claimed.

Just hours after another Kremlin spokesman warned of possible atomic war, Dmitry Polyanskiy sparked further fears by hinting there would be a seismic response a to any direct involvement in the conflict from the West. 

‘If Russia is provoked by NATO, if Russia is attacked by NATO… we are a nuclear power, why not?’ he told Sky News at the UN in New York.

‘I don’t think it’s the right thing to be saying. But it’s not the right thing to threaten Russia, and to try to interfere. So when you’re dealing with a nuclear power, of course, you have to calculate all the possible outcomes of your behaviour.’

The top diplomat also continued to dismiss claims that Kremlin forces have carried out war crimes, and suggested evidence of Ukrainian cities being destroyed by Russian missiles was ‘fake news’. 

‘We said from the very beginning, that our military is not a threat for the civilian population Ukraine,’ he added.

As concerns continue to grow, France has raised its alert level, and has taken the unprecedented step of deploying three nuclear submarines at sea, according to FranceInter.  

In a blistering social media response, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called Poland’s leadership ‘political imbeciles’ who were spreading ‘vulgar’ propaganda about Russia.

Inna Sovsun, a member of the Ukrainian Parliament and a leader of the liberal Holos party said Medvedev’s rant was ‘a direct assault on Poland’.

Kremlin mouthpieces on Russia’s state TV have also warned that Moscow is prepared to use nuclear weapons against Poland and the Baltic states and that Warsaw would be destroyed ‘after two seconds’.

Alina Polyakova, head of the Centre for European Policy Analysis said the threats should be ‘taken seriously’.

As tensions between the two countries deepen, hundreds of thousands of Allied troops have been put on a state of heightened alert.

Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg said that there were 100,000 US troops in Europe and 40,000 forces under direct NATO command.

He added that these are backed by major air and sea power, including five carrier strike groups in the north and in the Mediterranean.

US President Biden, who is set to visit Poland on Friday after meeting with European leaders in Brussels, has vowed to defend ‘every inch’ of NATO territory.

Ahead of his meeting with Biden, Polish president Andrzej Duda yesterday called for a strengthening of NATO’s eastern flank.

Following a meeting with his Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis, Duda said NATO should change its profile to be a ‘defensive permanent presence of North Atlantic Alliance forces on our soil.’

Iohannis added: ‘We urgently need a significant consolidation of the eastern flank, a forward presence, united and strengthened.’

It comes as a Russian ambassador to the the UN has claimed Vladimir Putin has the right to launch nukes if he is provoked by NATO over its invasion of Ukraine.

The broadcast also included the threat: ‘If you are going to create a NATO peacekeeping mission, if you want to let it intervene and so on, yes, it will be a nuclear war’

Just hours after another Kremlin spokesman warned of possible atomic war, Dmitry Polyanskiy sparked further fears by hinting there would be a seismic response a to any direct involvement in the conflict from the West. 

‘If Russia is provoked by NATO, if Russia is attacked by NATO… we are a nuclear power, why not?’ he told Sky News at the UN in New York.

‘I don’t think it’s the right thing to be saying. But it’s not the right thing to threaten Russia, and to try to interfere. So when you’re dealing with a nuclear power, of course, you have to calculate all the possible outcomes of your behaviour.’

The top diplomat also continued to dismiss claims that Kremlin forces have carried out war crimes, and suggested evidence of Ukrainian cities being destroyed by Russian missiles was ‘fake news’. 

‘We said from the very beginning, that our military is not a threat for the civilian population Ukraine,’ he added.

As concerns continue to grow, France has raised its alert level, and has taken the unprecedented step of deploying three nuclear submarines at sea, according to FranceInter.

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