(Interfax) - Anti-Russian sentiments in Poland may be incited on purpose, as an excuse for the prospective deployment of elements of the U.S. missile defense system, President Vladimir Putin told a Thursday press conference in Moscow.
"I have the impression that someone is purposefully fanning anti- Russian sentiments in order to create an appropriate moral and political environment for the prospective deployment of missiles," he said.
"If they incite anti-Russian sentiments in Poland, it will be easier to convince the population that new armament systems are needed to protect the country. In fact, the enemy is unknown. They claim it is
protection from Iranian missiles, but Iran has no missiles of that kind. Everyone knows that," he said.