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Putin's threats are real, Iskander missiles could reach Berlin - Polish Foreign Minister

Putin's threats are real, Iskander missiles could reach Berlin - Polish Foreign Minister Photo: Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin is threatening European countries in a very serious way. Iskander missiles can reach as far as Berlin. Therefore, Western allies should increase assistance to Ukraine, says Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski.

"Putin has threatened Poland, Latvia, and Finland. And when he threatens a country, he means it," Sikorski says.

He notes that Western countries often did not take it properly.

"Now Russian tanks are in Belarus, Russia has also moved nuclear weapons there, and nuclear weapons near Königsberg, Iskander missiles, can reach Berlin. We in Poland feel threatened by the physical presence of Russian tanks 250 kilometers from our capital. I am always surprised that this topic is not discussed in Germany," the Polish Minister emphasizes.

Sikorski adds that Europe must act quickly because Ukraine is under pressure.

"The West is twenty times stronger economically. But Russia is a leader in the production of ammunition. We must mobilize our forces. If the Americans refuse to help, we will face a serious dilemma: either to replace America, i.e. to redouble our efforts, or to allow Putin to conquer Ukraine," the Polish Foreign Minister says.

Possible Russian attack on NATO

Recently, Western media have published a series of articles about Russia's plans to attack NATO countries. In particular, scenarios and infographics were published. Meanwhile, officials have already begun to call for preparations for a possible war.

The discussion began after the publication of the German news agency Bild, which allegedly received a secret document, Alliance Defense 2025.

Bruno Kahl, the head of Germany's Federal Intelligence Service, also said that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin would "not hesitate" to attack NATO. If Ukraine were forced to surrender, it would not quench Russia's thirst for power.

Read more about the military capabilities of Russia and NATO, and how the conflict may develop in the RBC-Ukraine article.