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Zelenskyy's office explains Russia's missile launch toward Ukrainian-Polish border

Zelenskyy's office explains Russia's missile launch toward Ukrainian-Polish border Mykhailo Podolyak, advisor to the Head of the President's Office (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

Russians once again staged a provocation on the border of Ukraine with Poland by launching a missile towards it. In this way, the aggressor country wants to show that it is not afraid of NATO, states the advisor to the head of the Office of the President, Mykhailo Podolyak.

"This is not a strategic plan; it's classic Russian bravado. They're saying, 'We can do this, we can reach the NATO border, then turn back and kill civilians, and you'll be scared because it practically reached you, and you won't do anything because the missile will kill Ukrainian citizens,'" Podolyak says.

The advisor to the head of the President's Office also comments on the latest scandalous statement by the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, who threatened NATO countries with missiles "with special warheads."

"Russia behaves most brazenly. They start insulting everyone, provoking. These missiles flying towards Poland are accompanied by threats of 'next Warsaw.' Russians support the narrative that war is inevitable, and they will immediately seize the Baltic Sea. They behave as is characteristic of Russia," Podolyak notes.


Today, on February 7th, Russian occupiers once again launched a massive attack on Ukraine. For the attack, they used missiles and drones.

One of the missiles flew through the Lviv region towards the border with Poland. Due to this threat, Polish aircraft were deployed into the sky.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Air Force clarified that the missile reached the Sambir district and then headed towards Lviv. Later, the airborne target returned to the Ternopil region.