NATO’s “power” to respond if Russia attacks Poland and other allies: Sullivan

White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Sunday that Russia’s attack on Poland or other NATO allies would be filled with a “full power” response. Polish border.

Sullivan said: CBS’s “Face the Nation” Program When asked if a strike on Polish territory or airspace is considered by the United States to be an attack on the NATO alliance.

“If there is a military attack on NATO’s territory, it will trigger Article 5 and will do everything in its power to respond to it,” Sullivan said. The provision of Article 5 is that an attack on one NATO ally is considered an attack on all.

Sullivan replied, asked if “accidental false shooting” was treated as an attack and evoked the same kind of reaction. The NATO alliance will respond. “

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On March 12, 2022, smoke rises over Irpin, north of Kyiv, Ukraine. (Sergei Spinsky via Getty Images / AFP)

Russia, as part, warns that it sees arms transport from NATO countries to Ukraine as a “legitimate target.”

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Russian state media that “the systematic pumping of weapons from many countries is not just a dangerous move, but a move to turn these fleets into legitimate targets. Warned the United States. ” On Saturday, we will describe the Weapon Corridor as an “unexpected move” that will have consequences.

Actions followed the warning when Russia’s airstrikes at the Yavoriu military training ground in western Ukraine killed at least 35 people at the beginning of Sunday, according to the Lviv local government.

Lviv Regional Military Administration Secretary Maxim Kozitzky said in a Facebook statement that about 30 missiles were launched from Russian fighters and attacked a military base about 12 miles from the Polish border.

Following the strike in Yavoriv, ​​Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky repeated his plea to NATO for a no-fly zone.

“It’s only a matter of time before a Russian rocket falls into your territory, NATO’s territory, if you don’t close our sky,” Zelensky said in a video address released after midnight.

Western nations have repeatedly refused to impose no-fly zones on Ukraine, saying such a move could directly involve NATO in conflict and cause World War III.

However, they claim that NATO’s allies protect “every corner” of their territory. Sullivan emphasized in his remarks, as a senior British official did on Monday.

British Health Minister Sajid Javid told Sky News on Monday morning that if even a “single toe” of Russian soldiers invaded NATO’s territory, it would mean war.

“Even before the border, if there is an attack on NATO countries, even if one toe of a Russian soldier steps into NATO’s territory, it is a war with Russia and NATO will respond. Was very clear. “

British intelligence said Monday that more than 2.5 million refugees had been expelled from their homes as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“Indiscriminate Russian artillery and air raids have caused widespread destruction,” the United Nations said, saying there have been 1,663 civilian casualties since the attack began on February 24.

“As with previous such estimates, the actual numbers are likely to be significantly higher and will continue to rise as long as Russia’s operations continue,” the UK Ministry of Defense added.

Russia rejects the term “aggression” or “war” in connection with the conflict and instead disarms Ukrainian troops and expels political leaders of countries claiming to be dangerous nationalists. We call it a “special military operation” for.

Jack Phillips contributed to this report.

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